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  GoodPoems - Poetry — music in concert with ideas. A blog by Judith R. Robinson.
4A1F_Judy_Robinson.jpg A NEW BOOK! by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   I am thrilled to announce the publication of a new chapbook, WHEN I LOVED YOU, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.   The first "blurb" for the back cover has been written by ...
EX9C_peony.jpg PROSE AND POETRY FOR APRIL, POETRY MONTH by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, There is lots to debate around the subject of what constitutes poetry, and what is really prose broken into lines that look like poetry. Trust me, there is a difference. Poetry, g...
Professor Ester Segal, on left,  Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, meets with Pittsburgh women. (Photo provided) A VISITOR FROM HAIFA by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Fans,   Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a young researcher from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, located in Haifa. The Technion is a world class universi...
(Chronicle photo by Lee Chottiner) A PITTSBURGH NEIGHBORHOOD POEM by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, Happy New Year---if you are like me, you might find the secular New Year a time of reflection, a time of looking back as well as moving forward. I like to tell poetry students tha...
<i>HELEN BAR-LEV</i> FROM ISRAEL WITH LOVE by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, It is a pleasure today to share something worthwhile from a friend in Israel. Helen Bar-Lev is an interesting artist—she is both poet and painter, one whose work is hightly inv...
<i>Israeli flag (Wikipedia)</i> A POEM FROM KING DAVID by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, As I am certain you already know, our ancestor King David was, among many other things, a psalmist, a poet.   The psalms have guided Jews and Christians alike, across the centu...
Photo use permission by Leslie Rains, owner of East End Book Exchange A COMPETITION WINNER by alongtheserivers
HELLO POETRY LOVERS,   A SUBJECT LITTLE KNOWN TO THOSE OUTSIDE THE POETRY WORLD IS THE BUSINESS OF GETTING PUBLISHED. ACTUALLY, THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE OF PUBLISHING, BE IT POETRY, FICTION, NON-FICTION...
CYAA_THE_BRENTWOOD_ANTHOLOGY.jpg THE BRENTWOOD ANTHOLOGY by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   Today I'd like to announce a new publication that I had the honor of co-editing with Michael Wurster. It is THE BRENTWOOD ANTHOLOGY, a collection of work by 22 talented peopl...
Photo credit: "Liten askenasisk sjofar 5380." Licensed under Creative Commons Wikimedia L'Shana Tova by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   As we prepare for the New Year, I post the following three poems for your perusal. May we all live a year of peace for ourselves, our families and friends, our country and our b...
"Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion by David Shankbone" Licensed under Creative Commons TIKKUN OLAM and HORNS by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   World and local events swirl around us; sadly, we say goodbye to Sophie Masloff, former Mayor of Pittsburgh, and a good one. She was smart, effective, a Jewish grandmother an...