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  GoodPoems - Poetry — music in concert with ideas. A blog by Judith R. Robinson.
Israeli Flag LET US TRY TO UNITE by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   As those who read this blog know, politics is not something I often address, nor would I today, except for one desperate reason: The fact that Israel is now threatened with d...
Photo provided by JTA SOLITUDE by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   Lately the subject of solitude has interested me. We can agree that living today includes being bombarded by sensory clamor--of every sort--visual, auditory, all persistent, ...
<i>auschwitz.org photo</i> THE SHOAH REVISITED by alongtheserivers
Greetings Poetry Lovers,   Going back through files of work I came upon a brief lecture from more than ten years ago, but one that resonates exactly the same way today, and is perhaps even more imp...
<i>Rabbi Shimon Silver of Pittsburgh (Photo by Toby Tabachnick)</i> POET OF THE WEEK by alongtheserivers
HI POETRY LOVERS, SOME NICE NEWS FROM THE POETRY WORLD TO SHARE. RICHARD J. FLEMING OF CHICAGO, ILL. AND I HAVE BEEN NAMED "POETS OFTHE WEEK,' BY POETRYSUPERHIGHWAY.COM. OUR WORK AND BIOS CAN BE RE...
FROM THE POST-GAZETTE by alongtheserivers
HI POETRY FANS--   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, HERE IS MY POEM, "AFTER WORDS," THAT APPEARED IN THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE ON SATURDAY, MAY 16. AS PITTSBURGHERS, YOU MAY RECALL SOME OF THE SPECIFICS, N...
4A1F_Judy_Robinson.jpg A NEW BOOK! by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   I am thrilled to announce the publication of a new chapbook, WHEN I LOVED YOU, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.   The first "blurb" for the back cover has been written by ...
EX9C_peony.jpg PROSE AND POETRY FOR APRIL, POETRY MONTH by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, There is lots to debate around the subject of what constitutes poetry, and what is really prose broken into lines that look like poetry. Trust me, there is a difference. Poetry, g...
Professor Ester Segal, on left,  Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, meets with Pittsburgh women. (Photo provided) A VISITOR FROM HAIFA by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Fans,   Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a young researcher from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, located in Haifa. The Technion is a world class universi...
(Chronicle photo by Lee Chottiner) A PITTSBURGH NEIGHBORHOOD POEM by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, Happy New Year---if you are like me, you might find the secular New Year a time of reflection, a time of looking back as well as moving forward. I like to tell poetry students tha...
<i>HELEN BAR-LEV</i> FROM ISRAEL WITH LOVE by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, It is a pleasure today to share something worthwhile from a friend in Israel. Helen Bar-Lev is an interesting artist—she is both poet and painter, one whose work is hightly inv...