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Robert Cooperman, from Alley to Continental Pass

by James E. Cherry Robert Cooperman has published fifteen poetry collections, most recently Just Drive (Brick Road Poetry Press), and has appeared frequently with poems in Jewish Currents. His In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains (Western Reflections Books) won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Cooperman received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. His […]

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March 29: Mother of Charities

Frances Wisebart Jacobs, who created Denver, Colorado’s nondenominational Charity Organization Society, the first federation of charities in the U.S., which evolved into the national Community Chest and then the United Way, was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on this date in 1843. She was a school teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio before she married Abraham Jacobs, her […]

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June 6: Up on Cripple Creek

The governor of Colorado (Davis H. Waite) dispatched the state militia on this date in 1894 to protect striking workers at the Cripple Creek gold mine — the only instance in American history in which soldiers were mobilized not as strikebreakers but to protect strikers against a private corporate militia. Cripple Creek was a thriving […]

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MAMELOSHN: “Colorado,” by Khayim Grade

Selected and Translated by Barnett Zumoff This is the third of a series of geographically themed Yiddish poems that will be periodically posted here. Barnett Zumoff conducts the “Mameloshn” column that appears in each issue of Jewish Currents. “Colorado” is translated from the Yiddish as it appears in Emanuel Goldsmith’s Yiddish Literature in America, 1870-2000, […]

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