July 5, 2022

LOVE IN THE LAST DAYS: After Tristan and Iseult, by D. Nurkse

Review by Carl Rosenstock Penguin Random House, 2017, 104 Pages, $27.00 ISBN: 9780451494801, 9780451494818, & Kindle, hardcover “ … this story is strange to me / like wine tasted in a lover’s mouth”, fr. “Prelude” The legend of Tristan and Iseult found its way into Anglo-French literature in the 12th century, apparently inspired by older […]

In My Grandfather’s Memory

About his life before I knew him,
Before my mother and uncles were,
Before he came here, This much he told, 
How he slipped across the border;//,
He was twenty-one and a draft dodger.//Twenty-one and … Jews sat shiva when Tsars took their sons,
Though he said his own father had served
And returned, allowed then to live Outside the […]