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Author: Lionel Ziprin

Lionel Ziprin (1924-2009), Jewish mystic, poet, and artist, was born and died on the Lower East Side of New York City. Together with his wife, Joanne, he formed the nucleus of a hidden group of creators, beginning in the early 1950s, who had a foundational influence on what was to come. For over half a century, Lionel was deeply esteemed by associates ranging from Harry Smith and Bruce Conner to Thelonious Monk and Bob Dylan. (Per Ira Cohen, "He was much larger than a poet... He was one of the big secret heroes of the time.")

A prolific author, Ziprin did not write for publication, and only a fragmentary handful of his literary writings saw print while he was alive. SONGS FOR SCHIZOID SIBLINGS (The Song Cave, 2017), composed of nearly 300 profound verses, limericks, and esoteric rhymes, is startlingly fresh and innovative though written nearly six decades ago, and is accompanied by supplemental materials that provide valuable context for this unheralded genius.

Songs for Schizoid Siblings
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Songs for Schizoid Siblings

The Song Cave

Poetry. Jewish Studies. Lionel Ziprin (1924-2009), Jewish mystic, poet, and artist, was born and died on the Lower East Side of New York City. Together with his wife, Joanne, he formed the nucleus of a hidden group of creators, beginning in the earl...

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