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Adrienne Rich (1929-2012): For The Dead

March 28, 2012


I dreamed I called you on the telephone to say: Be kinder to yourself but you were sick and would not answer The waste of my love goes on this way trying to save you from yourself I have always wondered about the left-over energy, the way water goes rushing down a hill long after […]

Stunning color photographs of Russia in the years before WWi:

March 26, 2012



Book review: Left-Handed: Poems by Jonathan Galassi

March 20, 2012


In my New York Journal of Books review I compare Jonathan Galassi’s new book Left-Handed: Poems to the movie Beginners and recommend it “to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.” via  New York Journal of Books In the movie Beginners Christopher Plumber plays a man […]

My Gene Ring via

March 14, 2012


My dad’s ancestors immigrated to the USA from Lithuania, my mom’s from Belarus, and my DNA most closely resembles that of people from Poland: Your Top 10 Genetic Matches:1. Poland 2. Hungary 3. Ireland 4. Spain 5. Macedonia6. Slovenia 7. Brazil 8. Belarus 9. Croatia 10. Pakistan

Book review: I Hadn’t Understood

March 5, 2012


Will Europa Editions’ newly published English translation of Italian writer Diego De Silva‘s comic novel I Hadn’t Understood appeal to Jewish New Yorkers? In my New York Journal of Books review I compare Mr. De Silva’s sense of humor to those of Woody Allen and Philip Roth. Read the review and then the book and decide for yourself. via the late