Category Archives: Unfinished City

Fourth Sundays at the Claremont Library, October 22

I’m really looking forward to this! As you can probably tell, Carol V. Davis and I have a few things in common.  It wasn’t deliberately planned to have two poets of Russian Jewish ancestry reading on the same afternoon, but … Continue reading

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Book giveaway winner

The winner of the book giveaway, chosen at random from among all eligible entries*, is Cantor Sarah Sager of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio.  She was nominated by Kathleen Gisser, who cited Cantor Sager as her family’s “favorite clergy … Continue reading

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Book giveaway: for clergy and clergy-in-training (deadline April 3)

I’d like to send a copy of Unfinished City to someone who serves as a religious leader, or who is preparing to become one, in any tradition that takes the Torah as a significant text (i.e., any flavor of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, … Continue reading

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I keep staring at this cover the way you stare at a newborn baby

    And I’m so thrilled to be working with Gunpowder Press, whose books are so thoughtfully selected and edited, as well as so beautifully produced.  I love the story of how they got started; I knew the late David Allen Case … Continue reading

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Poem for January: “Egg”

As I’ve mentioned, most of the poems in Unfinished City began as responses to the parashot, the weekly portions into which Jews divide the first five books of the Bible.  It’s easy to see where some of them came from—the … Continue reading

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While we’re waiting, a poem from Unfinished City

I will do a coordinated announcement about my new book in the near future with the editors of the press–with whom I’m so happy to be working!–but for now, I would like to share with you the title, Unfinished City, and the … Continue reading

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