Poetry. Samuel Menashe "compresses thought into language intense and clear as diamonds"—Stephen Spender, New York Review of Books. Described by Donald Davie in the New Statesman as a "testcase for readers and a challenge to writers," Menashe's poetry has been enthusiastically reviewed in some of the most prestigious journals in the English-speaking world and praised by critics and poets as various and distinguished as Robert Graves, Kathleen Raine, Austin Clarke, Hugh Kenner, Calvin Bedient, Derek Mahon, Dana Gionia, and Barry Ahearn.
New York Times obituary
Samuel Menashe (1925-2011) was an American poet. With his trademark style of short lyric poems unique and resistant to prevailing modes, he commanded a select, serious, and loyal audience during his lifetime. His books include THE SHRINE WHOSE SHAPE I AM: THE COLLECTED POETRY OF SAMUEL MENASHE (Audubon Terrace Press, 2019), THE NICHE NARROWS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Talisman House, Publishers, 2000), The Many Named Beloved, No Jerusalem But This, Fringe of Fire, To Open, Collected Poems, and, in conjunction with the inaugural Neglected Masters Award by Poetry Foundation, Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems, edited by Christopher Ricks.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA