Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Norman's List

Although he notes that these are "not a top 10 list," here are some of Norman's suggestions for Jewish poems everyone should know:
  • Charles Reznikoff: Samuel, Kaddish, A Compassionate People
  • Mike Heller: Bialystock Stanzas, For Uncle Nat, The American Jewish Clock
  • Hugh Seidman: Icon
  • Harvey Shapiro: Exodus, Feast of the Ram's Horn, Riding Westward
  • Allen Grossman: The Sands of Paran, The Law, Poland of Death
  • Jerome Rothenberg: Cokboy
"And," he adds, "there are passages from Hollander's Spectral Emanations and Mandelbaum's Chelmaxioms that are also top notch."

Time for me to start posting some of these (the short ones, that is), and linking to more books! More updates soon, I promise.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know the Reznikoff, and the Grossman, but that's it; I'd love to read more of these.

An anthology in the making, indeed! Or at least your next umpteen blog posts... :-)