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Our Fifth Annual Poetry Competition

To submit by mail: Jewish Currents, PO Box 111, Accord, NY 12404 To submit by email: raynespoetry@outlook.com Submission fee ($18) at jewishcurrents.org/about/donate or by check to “Jewish Currents” at the above address. Name, address, and e-mail on each page; up to three poems per submission; no more than three pages per poem, please. If you […]

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L.S. Asekoff, Judge of Our Poetry Contest

by Gretchen Primack The great poet L. S. Asekoff has published four books: Dreams of a Work (1994) and North Star (1997) with Orchises Press, and The Gate of Horn (2010) and Freedom Hill (2011) with TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press. Between books, his thoughtful poems have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, American Poetry […]

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Poetry of Music and Imagination

Marc Jampole and Gretchen Primack, JC-Connected Poets by Janlori Goldman From the Spring 2014 issue of Jewish Currents Reviewed in this Essay: Music from Words, by Marc Jampole. Bellday Books, 2007; Doris’ Red Spaces, by Gretchen Primack. Mayapple Press, 2014. Poetry’s power is often in its music, the way we hear a poem and feel […]

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Joan Larkin: Writing to the Uncomfortable Places

It’s our good fortune to follow up Gerald Stern, the judge of our first Raynes Poetry Competition, with Joan Larkin, who is judging our current contest. The following appreciation is by our contest coordinator, Gretchen Primack. The submission period remains open until January 15th, and the theme this year is “Union.” —Editor by Gretchen Primack […]

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