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But what
Selected Poems
Judith Herzberg; Shirley Kaufman, trans.; Henk Romijn Meijer, intro.

FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin College Press
1988 • 120 pp. 5 x 7 1/2"
Poetry - European

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-23-5

Trans. from the Hebrew

Judith Herzberg writes poems of extraordinary compassion under great pressure of diction and form that capture brief moments of beauty and terror.

Because Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet, playwright, and screenwriter, makes her home part of the year in Amsterdam and part of the year in Tel Aviv, it was possible for her to collaborate directly with the Jerusalem-based American poet Shirley Kaufman on this impressive selection from her poetry. As witness to history and acute recorder of human relationships, this poet writes with extraordinary compassion and superb control.

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From the Book:


Warmth keeps us together. Instead
of the 6 o’clock news, there’s this
to look at, flashing hot.
It grips and comforts.
Like a cockfight on the eastern front.

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