Poetry. Proving once again that he is one of the world's most prolific poets, now that he is retirement, David Jaffin offers here his second collection of short lyric poems for 2021. Terse and staccato as ever, the poems stretch the language's resources in a bid to discover the reality beneath.
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 Tuebingen University, he became a Pastor in the Evangelilcal (i.e. Lutheran) Church, and then served as a minister for 20 years in Wuerttemberg. 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. His most recent work includes SPRING SHADOWINGS (Shearsman Books, 2021), CORONA POEMS (Shearsman Books, 2021), TWO-TIMED (Shearsman Books, 2020), SNOW-TOUCHED IMAGININGS (Shearsman Books, 2020), and KALEIDOSCOPE (Shearsman Books, 2019).Author City: GER