By Benjamin Harshav, Barbara Harshav
Presents details at the Yiddish language and literature, describes poetic types, and gathers poems in Yiddish and English by way of seven of the simplest Jewish American poets.
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American Yiddish Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology by Benjamin Harshav, Barbara Harshav