The Judge

Myra Sklarew

The judge for the 2006 poetry competition at Lilith was Myra Sklarew. She is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Lithuania: New & Selected Poems, The Witness Trees, and Eating the White Earth (translated into Hebrew by Moshe Dor) and published in Israel; a collection of short fictions. Like a Field Riddled by Ants; a collection of essays. Over the Rooftops of Time. Her work has been recorded for the Library of Congress’s Contemporary Poets’ Archives and has received the National Jewish Book Council Award in Poetry, the Di Castagnola Award, Poetry Society of America (shared with Erica Jong), PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards, Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award from the Judah Magnes Museum. She is the former president of the artist’s community Yaddo, and is professor of literature at American University. She is currently at work on a nonfiction study. Holocaust and the Construction of Memory, an exploration of Holocaust testimony through the neuroscience of memory.

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Charlotte Newberger Poetry Content 2006

The articles in this special section:

The Poet

Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

The Prize is Named for

Charlotte Newberger

The Judge

Myra Sklarew

Abba Kovner Listened

poetry by Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

The winner of Lilith's Charlotte Newberger poetry competition