Hold It All/37

by Mark Chmiel

In the last thirty years of his life, [Jacob] Glatshteyn’s poetry became an incessant, internalized conversation on Jewish history, the lost world of European Jewry, the birth of Israel, assimilation in America, the tragic demise of the Yiddish language, and the loneliness of the poet.

–Benjamin and Barbara Harshav, American Yiddish Poetry: A Bi-Lingual Anthology

 

jacob_glatstein

Advertisements