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Yidishkayt Prairie Schooner Presents New Jewish Poetry
Yidishkayt Prairie Schooner Presents New Jewish PoetrySunday, June 10, 2007 2:00 pm
Hilda Raz and Jehanne Dubrow of the prestigious national literary quarterly Prairie Schooner presented poetry from a special issue that examined revived interest in yidishkayt, or Jewishness.
Irreverent and devout, modern and traditional, featured writers interpreted yidishkayt though verse, through translations from Yiddish and Hebrew, and even through prose. Contributors included noted poets Ira Sadoff, Marge Piercy, Marilyn Hacker, Alicia Ostriker, Mark Halperin, Rodger Kamenetz, and Linda Pastan.
Hilda Raz is the Editor-in-Chief of Prairie Schooner, as well as founder, editor, and director of the Prairie Schooner Book Prizes in Short Fiction and Poetry, and Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska. Her books include What Becomes You with Aaron Link and two books of poems, Trans and Divine Honors.
Jehanne Dubrow is the portfolio editor of Yidishkayt: Prairie Schooner. She was born in Vicenza, Italy, and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She received her BA from St. John’s College and her MFA from the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Tikkun, The New England Review, and Poetry Northwest.
Prairie Schooner and its editorship are endowed in perpetuity by the Glenna Luschei Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation.