Soulful Poetry: Highly Acclaimed Poets
Sunday, July, 27, 2014
Eve Grubin’s book of poems Morning Prayer was published by the Sheep Meadow Press. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and magazines, including The American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The New Republic, and Conjunctions. Grubin has taught poetry at The New School University and at the graduate creative writing program at the City College of New York. Currently, she teaches at New York University in London and is a tutor at the Poetry School. She is the Poet in Residence at the London School of Jewish Studies.
Yehoshua November is the author of God’s Optimism, which won the MSR Poetry Book Award and was named a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry, Autumn House Poetry Prize, and the Tampa Review Prize. His work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. His poems have also been featured in a number of Jewish publications including The Forward, Midstream, and Moment. The winner of the Bernice Slote Award and the London School of Jewish Studies Poetry Contest, November teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College
David Caplan is the author of the poetry collection, In the World He Created According To His Will, as well as three books of poetry criticism. The Jerusalem Post praises his poetry as the place “where beauty and wisdom merge,” calling Caplan “one of those poets a culture discards at its peril.” Caplan received Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for “Observances,” a group of poems set at Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim. Introducing the poems, Stephen Burt noted, “These remarkable poems blend spiritual unease with religious confidence, an investigator’s fascinated spirit with a sense that the poet has almost—but not quite— come home.” Caplan is the Benjamin T. Spencer Professor of Literature and the Associate Director of Creative Writing at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Baruch November is the author of the poetry collection Dry Nectars of Plenty, which co-won the BigCityLit chapbook contest. His poems and stories have appeared in The Forward, Lumina, and on BigCityLit.com. Currently, he lives in Washington Heights, New York, and teaches writing and literature at Touro College. He spent many of his formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.