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Our Portion
New and Selected Poems
Philip Terman




Autumn House
2015 • 240 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - Nature

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-938769-06-1



“Philip Terman’s Our Portion: New and Selected Poems is an amazingly rich and vibrant collection of poems. Terman regales us with poems rooted in the... [continued in Reviews below]”—Sonja James, The Journal (WV)

Spanning 20 years of poetry, this collection of poems focuses on themes of nature, literature, family, and Judaism.

The new and selected collection of Philip Terman's illustrates the poet's deep understanding and compassion for our world. Spanning 20 years of poetry, this collection of poems focuses on themes of nature, literature, family, and Judaism.

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“Philip Terman’s Our Portion: New and Selected Poems is an amazingly rich and vibrant collection of poems. Terman regales us with poems rooted in the Jewish faith and tradition. The poems do not preach but instead instruct us in a way of seeing the world. They are lyrical and transcendant, exultant and poignant. He celebrates the natural world and human relationships with equal ease and grace. Terman’s world is a gracious world, presided over by a God who loves not only us but creation in its entirety. The new poems in the collection are compelling to read and establish Terman’s greatness as a poet.”—Sonja James, The Journal (WV)

“This is a big-hearted, large-minded book, rich in its religious heritage yet wonderfully ironic in its particulars about those same compelling cultural connections. The flow of the writing, too, is thoroughly complete and poignantly alive in its follow-through, as if the poems were engaging the reader in real-life chat-narratives. Philip Terman’s Our Portion is a work of profound maturity, practical wisdom, and reconciliation with what is possible.”—Stanley Plumly



PHILIP TERMAN is the author of four books of poetry and four limited edition chapbooks. His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Forward, Tikkun, The Sun Magazine, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. He has received the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poetry on the Jewish Experience, the Kenneth Patchen Award, and the Sow’s Ear Prize. He’s a professor of English at Clarion University, where he directs the Spoken Art Reading Series. Terman also co-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, and is the coordinator of The Bridge Literary Arts Center in Franklin, PA.

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