Zev Shanken

Zev Shanken has been literary editor of Response, A contemporary Jewish Review. His poems appear in Richard Light’s Jewish Rites of Death, Red Wheelbarrow, Brevitas Festival, and others. With Richard Siegel he developed How to be a Perfect Stranger: a Basic Guide to Religious Etiquette for Jewish Lights. Zev is a member of Brevitas, an on-line poetry organization and, with Alice Twombly, conducted poetry readings in Bergen County through their program, “Thursdays are for Poetry.” Zev’s two books of original poetry, Memory Tricks and If I Try to be Like Him, Who Will Be Like Me? are available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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2.3.3Z Teaching Myself to Others

Poet and teacher Zev Shanken reads and explains the origin of his poems as a way of celebrating the joy that reading and writing poetry can bring to political, religious, familial, and romantic issues in our lives. Material will come from his three published books and his new book currently under development. NEW!