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Richard J. Fein

Richard J. Fein's books include Yiddish Genesis (personal essays), With Everything We've Got (a personal anthology of Yiddish poetry), and Not a Separate Surge: New and Selected Poems. His translations of the poetry of Avrom Sutzkever, The Full Pomegranate, will appear next year.

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Yiddish Moves

Richard J. Fein

Not a translation! An original English-language Yiddish poem.

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Siberia

Abraham Sutzkever

Translation by Richard J. Fein

Sutzkever’s cycle of poems about his childhood years spent in Siberia: “In the light-dark snowed-under / village of my childhood in Siberia / blossoms bloom from shadows’ eyes— / countless quicksilver blossoms…”

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