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An Afternoon Reading of Jewish Poetry

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free garage parking on Pierce Street between Eddy and Ellis streets.

Four Bay Area poets read their new and recent Jewish-themed poetry.

Susan Cohen is the award-winning author of a non-fiction book and four poetry collections, among them Throat Singing and A Different Wakeful Animal, recipient of the Meadowhawk Prize from Red Dragonfly Press. Her work appears in many journals and
anthologies, including the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry.

Joan Gelfand is the author of three poetry collections: The Long Blue RoomA Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, and Seeking Center. Here and Abroad. Her chapbook of short fiction won the Cervena Barva Fiction Award. She blogs for the Huffington Post and coaches writers. Her forthcoming novel, Fear to Shred, is set in a Silicon Valley startup.

Joel Katz’s poems have appeared in various literary journals, and his chapbook, Away, was published by Mayapple Press in 2008. With Robert Perry, Katz translated poems by the contemporary Dutch poets Ingmar Heytze and Saskia Stehouwer in the newly
published bilingual book iets anders | something else.

Lenore Weiss is an MFA candidate and teaching assistant at San Francisco State University, where she won the Clark-Gross Award and Robert Browning Dramatic Monologue contest. Her books include Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter IslandTwo Places, and, newly published, The Golem. She has served as copy editor of Blue Lyra Review and fiction editor of the November 3rd Club online journal. 

Program made possible, in part, by Elizabeth Storz-Andrews.