Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News at Eleven: The value of "Sanctuary in the Wilderness" is not

that it is a watershed discussion of a literary arena that was forgotten, of writers that we simply did not know we had. [Alan] Mintz is planting the flag firmly in the soil of American Hebrew poetry; his lucid discussions, however, are but the first step. "Sanctuary in the Wilderness" paves the way for a critical discussion, long overdue, of the poets represented in the volume, and of others in the American Hebrew oeuvre. The process of evaluation of the poets represented in the volume may now begin, and Mintz is the enabler of this process.

from The Jewish Daily Forward: Lyrical Voices of Zion


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