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April 2012

Celebrating the voices of Jewish women poets

national poetry month logo April is National Poetry Month, and JWA is taking the opportunity to celebrate the voices of Jewish women poets. Today, Jewish women's poetry spans a wide range of themes and reflects a variety of voices. Explore the poetry and stories of Jewish women poets with JWA's month-long blog series, featuring Passover poetry, slam poetry, guest posts from prominent Jewish woman poets, and more.
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Remembering Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich On March 28, 2012, one of the most gifted poets of our time, Adrienne Rich, died at the age of 82. A controversial figure, Rich challenged personal, literary, and political conventions in her work and in her life. In 1997, she famously refused to accept the National Medal of Arts, because, she said, "Art ... means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of power which holds it hostage." JWA remembers Adrienne Rich.
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Ideas for Jewish American Heritage Month

JAHM_logo.jpgWith May only weeks away, it's time to begin planning for Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). The Jewish Women's Archive invites you to celebrate American Jewish heritage and the achievements of American Jewish women throughout the month of May using the variety of activities and resources available on, including oral history tools, activity guides, posters, film screenings, and more! 
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