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Dumpster Diving for Jewish Poetry

“I want to stand once more as in my first love, leaning on the doorpost embracing you all night through, standing. When we left at early dusk the house started to crumble and collapse and since then the town and since then the whole world.”

-from “I Passed a House” by Yehuda Amichai, trans. by Assia Gutmann

“Sudden farewell to the bedbug-ridden mattresses piled up in the rain.”

-from “Rain-wet asphalt heat, garbage curbed cans overflowing” by Allen Ginsberg
Columbus, Fall 2011