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Author: David Jaffin

Dr. David Jaffin was born to a Jewish family in New York and studied History, Art History and Psychology at New York University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. At the age of 24 he went to Europe and did the unthinkable: a mere 16 years after Auschwitz he married a German woman, became a Christian, and embarked on the study of theology. After graduating from Tübingen University, he became a Pastor in the Evangelical (i.e. Lutheran) Church, and then served as a minister for 20 years in Württemberg. After this he was granted freelance status in order to continue with his writing. He had already made himself a considerable reputation as a writer of sermons and religious texts, and he is now the author of dozens of prose books in German, including stories for children, as well as a large corpus of poetry in English.

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A Voiced Awakening
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A Voiced Awakening

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Another collection of delicate, short-lined lyrics by this poet-theologian, his sixth Shearsman book since returning to writing. David Jaffin is American, but lives in Bavaria. This book is co-published with St. Johannis Druckerei, Lahr, Ger...

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Always Now
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Always Now

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "I was moved, deeply moved by David Jaffin's collections of verse, by their sensitivity, their loveliness, their honesty."—Chaim Potok

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EYE-SENSING
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EYE-SENSING

Ahadada Books

Poetry. "David Jaffin is a scrupulous weigher and weighter of words-by which I mean a poem is, for him, always a matter of collaboration with the true spirit of the language. Every word is given its value, neither more nor less"--Edward Lucie-Smith....

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The Healing of a Broken World
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The Healing of a Broken World

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Jewish Studies. The world's most prolific poet? Retirement agrees with David Jaffin, as he presents another volume of his trademark short lyrics.Published in association with Edition Wortschatz, Germany.

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Identity Cause
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Identity Cause

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Proving once again that he is perhaps the world's busiest poet, now that he is in retirement, David Jaffin offers here his second collection of short lyric poems for 2018. There are many more to come.

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Intimacies of Sound
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Intimacies of Sound

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "David Jaffin is a poet with his own particular manner of sensibility and with a method of construction issuing from his idiosyncratic preferences for manner of expression. This rightly implies that he is serious, inventive, and independent,...

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Into the Timeless Deep
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Into the Timeless Deep

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "Poems in a tradition that is not European, not American, not (in many ways) Oriental, but Jaffinesque. There is no especial code to the unravelling of the poems, but that of commonplace, but intricate, human consideration. Jaffin's voice is...

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Jewel Sensed
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Jewel Sensed

Shearsman Books

Poetry. The second of David Jaffin's 2015 titles, another 400 pages-plus of minimalist lyrics. As Chicago Review said of his recent LIGHT SOURCES and LANDING RIGHTS: "Decidedly prolific bite-sized, brief, crisply restrained and profoundly philosophi...

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Labyrinthed
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Labyrinthed

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "David Jaffin's work is consistently refreshing and innovating, his is a most welcome contemporary poetic voice. And his keen, sensitive observations make for precise, sensuous and elegant poetry. It is thus not surprising that he is also a ...

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Landing Rights
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Landing Rights

Shearsman Books

Poetry. The first of Jaffin's books for 2014: another collection of his trademark spare lyrics.

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Light Paths
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Light Paths

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "Jaffin's poetry is as 'modernist' as abstract painting while still poetry in the traditional sense, whose purpose is the verbalization of basic human experience and whose form derives from a serious exploration of language...it is remarkabl...

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Listening to Silence
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Listening to Silence

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Another collection of Jaffin's trademark spare lyrics. The style does not change, but the intensity of his vision remains constant.

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Moon Flowers
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Moon Flowers

Shearsman Books

Poetry. The world's most prolific poet? Retirement agrees with David Jaffin, as he presents another volume of his trademark short lyrics, his first, but probably not his last in 2017. Published in association with Edition Wortschatz, Germany.

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Opus 40
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Opus 40

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Proving once again that he is perhaps the world's busiest poet, now that he is in retirement, David Jaffin offers here his first collection of short lyric poems for 2018. There are many more to come.

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The Other Side of Self
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The Other Side of Self

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "David Jaffin is a scrupulous weigher and weighter of words—by which I mean that a poem is, for him, always a matter of collaboration with the true spirit of the language. Every word is given its value, neither more nor less."—Edward Lucie-S...

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