The Poet

Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

This year’s Charlotte Newberger Poetry Competition winner was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. She is a widely published poet now living in Northern California. A “serious autodidact,” she says it took her many years to find an emotionally safe way to turn her attention to studying the Holocaust. “That safety came with Susan Gubar’s important book. Poetry After Auschwitz—Remembering What One Never Knew. I began a journey back through and into the Holocaust.”

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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