Author: Steven Sher

Brooklyn-born poet Steven Sher has lived in Jerusalem since 2012. His writing (primarily poetry, but including short fiction, folktales, essays, satire and features) has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and in 15 previous books including, most recently, CONTESTABLE TRUTHS, INCONTESTABLE LIES (Dos Madres Press, 2019), Uncharted Waters (2017), The House of Washing Hands (2014), and Grazing on Stars: Selected Poems (2012). His work has recently appeared in European Judaism, The Louisville Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Mudfish, Muddy River Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, San Pedro River Review, The Seventh Quarry, Spillway, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems about Marriage, Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior, The Second Genesis: an Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry, Mizmor Anthology, and New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting The Holocaust. His work has been featured by Symphony Space ("Selected Shorts") and Poetry In Motion, and was an Oregon Book Awards finalist. In 2018, he received the Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet Award. He has also taught at many universities since the 1970s (beginning at Brooklyn College, where he worked with John Ashbery during his MFA), led many writing workshops (e.g., Poets House), lectured widely, and served as an editor or consultant across the print media/publishing/literary spectrum. In 2017, he co-edited arc, an Israeli literary magazine featuring many of the best Anglo writers in the country.

Contestable Truths, Incontestable Lies
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Contestable Truths, Incontestable Lies

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. Jewish Studies. "The vibrant portraits of Israel and Jewish life described here are brought to life by an accurate and clear poetic language that is always a pleasure to read, although often frightening in its journalistic accounts of everyd...

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