Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books, 2017) and three chapbooks, the corpus undone in the blizzard (Espresso Chapbooks, 2019), Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw, 2013), and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar press, 2005/8). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, Burning House, and Barrow Street. She received a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Alice M. Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. Jaclyn has edited many volumes of poetry, including collections for award-winning Canadian publisher Book*hug. In addition, she edits academic monographs for the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, as well as an M.A. and collaborative Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and Jewish Studies from the University of Toronto. Jaclyn teaches creative and academic writing at the University of Toronto and has a private mentoring practice.
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Janet R. Kirchheimer is the author of How to Spot One of Us, poems about the Holocaust and her family (Clal, 2007). She is producing AFTER, a cinematic documentary in which poets perform and examine the role of art in responding to the Holocaust. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee with poems in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including Connecticut Review, Atlanta Review, Mudfish, Limestone, and The Poet’s Quest for God. Her chapter, “At the Water’s Edge: Poetry and the Holocaust,” appears in The Psychoanalytic Textbook of Holocaust Studies (Routledge, 2019). Janet received a Certificate of Appreciation from the 261st Signal Brigade for her poetry reading for a Multi-National Forces Days of Remembrance Holocaust Memorial Service, for which she also was given a Citation from The Council of The City of New York. Most recently, she appeared at a Six-Word Memoir storytelling event at the Tenement Museum in New York City. Janet received a Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Arts Fellowship, is a writing coach, and teaches creative writing and poetry.
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Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (July 1, 2022)
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