Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Jewish Studies. This is a gathering of essays, poems, and recollections dedicated to the memory of poet, scholar, teacher, and political activist, Enid Dame [1943-2003]. The rich array of contributions were written by friends, colleagues, and some who didn't know Enid personally but were moved and influenced by her life's work and ebullient spirit. For nearly a quarter of a century, she edited, with her husband Donald Lev, Home Planet News, and was a beloved member of the New York poetry community for as long. The cumulative effect of this gathering of encomiums recalls Enid as only language and art can do.
Barry Wallenstein is the author of six collections of poetry, the most recent being Tony's World, (Birchbrook Press, 2010). His special interest is presenting his poetry in collaboration with jazz. The latest recording, Euphoria Ripens (Cadence Jazz Records), was listed among the "Best Jazz Recordings of 2008" in AllAboutJazz magazine. He is an Emeritus Professor of literature and creative writing at the City College of New York and an editor of the journal American Book Review. At City, in 1972, he initiated the Annual Spring Poetry Festival which continues to this day. Both Donald Lev and Enid Dame were participants from the beginning. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA