By Samuel Menashe 1925–2011 Samuel Menashe
Ghost I house   
In this old flat—   
Your outpost—   
My aftermath

Source: Poetry (April 2004).


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April 2004
 Samuel  Menashe


Samuel Menashe earned acclaim as the creator of numerous compact and precise poems. His first American volume, No Jerusalem But This, was praised by Stephen Spender for "language intense and clear as diamonds." Spender declared that Menashe "can compress an attitude to life that has an immense history into three lines."

To Open, Menashe's 1974 collection, impressed Christian Science Monitor critic Victor Howes with its . . .

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