We are Sad to Report the Deaths of These Outstanding Women

Enid Dame, 60, of cancer. In her seven books of poetry, she deftly mixed images from Brooklyn with Midrash. Sometimes Biblical matriarchs appear in her poems, but reimagined in modern guise, as in this excerpt from her poem entitled Lilith, one of Dame’s favorite characters; Two against one/It isn’t fair! I cried/And stormed out of Eden/Into history …/now/I work in New jersey/ take art lessons/live with a cabdriver… Dame was one of the editors of the anthology Which Lilith?

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