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  GoodPoems - Poetry — music in concert with ideas. A blog by Judith R. Robinson.
<i>Sholem Aleichem was one of the greatest Yiddish writers. <br>

Screenshot from YouTube/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images</i> YIDDISH FOR EVERYONE? by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, I wonder if you've been curious--as I have--about how much Yiddish is known by our non-Jewish friends.  I suppose a certain amount of our Jewish culture has permeated the larger A...
HGA_jfilm.jpg JFILM! ROBINSON SHORT FILM AWARDS by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   A bit of a departure from poetry as such today--and a look at another art form, very different yet equally creative: filmmaking. Film is considered by some the art form of our t...
1ZII_Innocent_People.jpg A NEW BOOK! by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   No, for just this once, it is not poetry, and no, for just this once, it is not Jewish (well, not entirely, anyway). This is an intro to my new novel, INNOCENT PEOPLE.  Brief...
HQQQ_51cZmfsmS4L._SY344_BO1_204_203_200_.jpg Something Heavy! by alongtheserivers
Greetings Poetry Lovers, Political poetry has a place, that's true. Also true is the fact that most poets lean politically to the left. Many Jews do, too. Charles Krauthammer recently pointed out t...
Ogden Nash Something Light! by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   Spring may not be quite yet in the air, but it's certainly just around the corner, and I am preparing to conduct a spring poetry workshop course for CMU-Osher, as I have done fo...
JP96_poetry.jpg After parents, home, school, there are other influences... by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   As the title of this blog post suggests,  it is clear that there are many, many influences on the development of an individual's attitudes and outlook on life. For me, and ma...
KJRP_grace_cavalieri.png SOME GREAT PERSONAL POETRY NEWS by alongtheserivers
  Hi Poetry Lovers,   As you undoubtedly know, we who write and read poetry are a very small world within the world. Even though there is no single form of expression that commands the public's att...
<i>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)</i>
SOME OF US by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, As Jewish people we are all familiar with the fact that often we hold very differing opinions. We know very well that three Jews can offer ten opinions on anything, including p...
Nicholas Winton (en.wikipedia.org) IN MEMORY OF A HERO by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, The entire history of the Holocaust is still not completely known. As is true with all history, we can never entirely recreate the past, but of course, as we seek to understand...
BVCC_IMG_0521.JPG A NEW HOLOCAUST CENTER FOR PITTSBURGH by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, I have just visited the new Holocaust Center on Hazelwood Avenue, and am very pleased to report that it is a fresh, well-designed space, a place that should serve the vital fun...