Threads from a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis Yakov Azriel

ISBN: 9781568091006

Published: June 3rd 2005

Paperback

115 pages


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Threads from a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis  by  Yakov Azriel

Threads from a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis by Yakov Azriel
June 3rd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 115 pages | ISBN: 9781568091006 | 9.25 Mb

Threads from a Coat of Many Colors heralds the arrival of a noteworthy new voice in the poetry of religious reflection.By turns solemn, playful, anguished and antic, Yakov Azriels work comprises a respectful, rigorously imaginative, compellingMoreThreads from a Coat of Many Colors heralds the arrival of a noteworthy new voice in the poetry of religious reflection.By turns solemn, playful, anguished and antic, Yakov Azriels work comprises a respectful, rigorously imaginative, compelling poetic investigation of the narratives of the Old Testament and the tradition sustained by it.Azriel dispatches myriad verse forms each accompanied by an epigraph from Genesis to inhabit the lives and hearts of this foundational texts key figures, to uncover its meanings, and to appeal to its God.

The result is a lyrical weaving of midrash, metaphor, anecdote, and insight whose intimacy, immediacy, and eloquence will speak powerfully both to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences alike. $#151- Carey Monserrate, managing editor of CrossCurrentsYakov Azriels Threads from a Coat of Many Colors is a lovely meditation on biblical, midrashic and kabbalistic materials, intercrossing them with contemporary images and concerns.

In this the volume realizes one of the most powerful forces in poetry...which is its sources in spiritual life, its long history in affinity to prayer....Weaving myriad connections between our immediate lives and worlds and the continuing call of biblical echo and imagery, this volume is delightful to experience, an invitation to the reader to ongoing relationship with sources that prove to be ones own.

$#151- Shira Wolosky, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of Poetry and Public Discourse, from The Cambridge History of American LiteratureYakov Azriel...writes intricately orchestrated odes to existence that are framed by his close and devoted reading of Jewish Scriptures. InThreads from a Coat of Many Colors, his brilliantly conceived midrash on Genesis, Azriel has given us nearly 70 poems that radiate a fierce intelligence and shimmer with breathtaking tenderness and beauty.

$#151- Charles Fishman, associate editor of The Drunken Boat and poetry editor of New Works Review



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