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Yehoshua November

Yehoshua November’s first book, God’s Optimism (Main Street Rag, 2010), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Sun, and Provincetown Arts. He teaches at Rutgers University and Touro College.


Poetry Poster #5: Yehoshua November

July 27, 2012 | Poetry

This week’s poem is by Yehoshua November: "You Stood Beneath a Streetlight Waving Goodbye." It appeared in our Spring 2012 issue on the state of American Poetry. To download a high-resolution PDF of this image, click here. [...]

A Man Who Has Suffered

Spring 2012 | Poetry

A man who has suffered prays for his brother who has suffered more than him. And the One who has seen the suffering of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers listens. And what He is thinking is history’s great mystery. [...]

You Stood Beneath a Streetlight Waving Goodbye

Spring 2012 | Poetry

You stood beneath a streetlight waving goodbye the night we dropped you off in the city for our daughter’s appointment with one of the country’s top surgeons. and as we drove away, the other children and I waved back at you, until, because of the [...]

Two Worlds Exist

Spring 2012 | Poetry

I. If I wear an ice suit, I can fly beneath the sunset and not burn, my son said from the back of the van, as we drove over the bridge beneath the pink sky. And if I wear an ice suit, I thought, perhaps I will finish my days without roasting in the [...]