Table of Contents for Book of Life : Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011


Preface ix
I
Becky and Benny in Far Rockaway
3(1)
Old Men
4(1)
Born in the USA
5(1)
The Marriage Nocturne
6(2)
Hunger
8(3)
Elegy for Allen
11(2)
West Fourth Street
13(1)
At the Revelation Restaurant
14(1)
Grandchild
15(4)
II
A Meditation in Seven Days
19(13)
Kol Nidre
32(5)
III
The Eighth and Thirteenth
37(3)
Holocaust
40(2)
Three Women
42(3)
Who Saves a Life: Poem Beginning with a Line by Fitzgerald / Hemingway
45(4)
Diaspora
49(1)
Listening to Public Radio
50(2)
Poem Sixty Years after Auschwitz
52(5)
IV
From the volcano sequence psalm
57(2)
Fire
59(1)
Judgment
60(1)
During The Bombing Of Kosovo
61(1)
The Fast
62(1)
The Shekhinah As Exile
63(2)
The Shekhinah As Mute
65(1)
The Shekhinah As Amnesiac
66(1)
Dark Smile
67(1)
Seasonal
68(1)
Psalm
69(1)
Psalm
70(1)
Psalm
71(4)
V
Lamenting the Inevitable
75(2)
The Bride
77(3)
Tearing the Poem Up and Eating It
80(3)
Divrei: The Settlers
83(1)
What Is Needed after Food
84(5)
VI
The Book of Life
89(8)
Notes 97(4)
Acknowledgments 101