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Selected Poems

Because Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet, playwright, and screenwriter, makes her home part of the year in Amsterdam and part of the year in Tel Aviv, it was possible for her to collaborate directly with the Jerusalem-based American poet Shirley Kaufman on this impressive selection from her poetry. As witness to history and acute recorder of human relationships, this poet writes with extraordinary compassion and superb control.

120 pages | 5 x 7 1/2

Poetry


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Table of Contents

Introduction • FROM ZEEPOST • Magic • Nearer • Commentaries on the Song of Songs • On the Death of Sylvia Plath • The Voice • Ourselves and Our Plants • Park • Old Age • Upbeat • Island • FROM BEEMDGRAS • Buyring • Reunion • May Fourth • We Live • Vocation • Markers for Dynamite • Yiddish • Bad Zwischenahn, 1964 • Kinneret • Presence • Interesting Novelties • The Decision is Pending • In A Book • FROM STRIJKLICHT • Sentenced • Sneakers • The Day-After Pill • Bear in Bed • Skimming Light • Fireplace • 1944 • 1945 • Quartz Mica Feldspar • Midwinter Somewhere Else, More South • Starling • Jackdaw I • Jackdaw II • Swift • Late • Lines Written During Local Peace • FROM BOTSHOL • Political Consciousness • Tourist • Travelache • a Late Encounter I • A Late Encounter II • Songs from The Fall if Icarus — The Farmer — The Sailor — The Fisherman • Until Then When It All Went Wel • Desert • FROM DAGREST • Over There • Gulls • Cats Don’t like Suitcases • Daughters • How Far • After the Battle • Program • Shoes • Pain Killers • Song • NEW POEMS • Blue Anemones • Disturbing the Peace • The Way • Boxes • Because English Has No AU • Notes

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