Poetry. The last of David Jaffin's 2015 titles, another almost-400 pages of minimalist lyrics. As Chicago Review said of his recent LIGHT SOURCES and LANDING RIGHTS: "Decidedly prolific, bite-sized, brief, crisply restrained and profoundly philosophical."
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 PhD 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 Evangelilcal (i.e. Lutheran) Church, and then served as a minister for 20 years in Wurttemberg. 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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