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Poetry. Dan Bellm's third book of poems takes as its starting point the Jewish practice of studying weekly portions of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, in an annual cycle. Working in the midrashic tradition--imaginatively explaining or expanding a Biblical text, often well beyond its literal meaning--the poems offer meditations on faith, doubt, yearningPoetry. Dan Bellm's third book of poems takes as its starting point the Jewish practice of studying weekly portions of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, in an annual cycle. Working in the midrashic tradition--imaginatively explaining or expanding a Biblical text, often well beyond its literal meaning--the poems offer meditations on faith, doubt, yearning, family ties, love and loss, and the age-old roots of modern-day war. In PRACTICE, we see a poet of extraordinary range and formal versatility, whose sonnets, villanelles, prose poems, and lyric inventions engage both the imagination and the heart. These poems are at once accessible and complex, deeply personal and profoundly universal....

Title : Practice
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ISBN : 9780976764250
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Practice Reviews

  • Ann
    2018-10-17 05:01

    I love Dan Bellm's poetry. This is his latest book and he is in fine form. I particularly love how he blends what would seem to be completely irreconcilable elements such as Jewish prayer and cowboy songs (you have to read it to believe it) in a beautiful, flowing whole.

  • Jacob Staub
    2018-10-01 02:54

    Bellm is one of my favorite poets. This collection is midrash in the most subtle and artful of ways.

  • Karen
    2018-10-16 01:10

    I liked it! Maybe it was that biblical element that I'm always drawn to.

  • Mills College Library
    2018-09-19 22:56

    811.54 B445p 2008