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About the author:
Efrayim (Fred Barry) Levenson began writing poetry in Buffalo, New York, in 1982. He has been published in small press anthologies across New York State, as well as in Missouri and Belgium, and has collaborated with musicians Dave Schmeidler, Rey Scott, and others.
Levenson's poetry writing path has been guided by Joy Walsh, Allen Deloach, Robin Kay Willoughby, and Carole Southwood. His work is influenced by poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, musicians Frank Zappa and Buckethead, and by Chabad Chasidism.
Levenson's imagery ranges from the subtlety of a quiet walk in the park to an attack by a runaway lawnmower. His poems are montages of rhythm in which he plays with rhymes and the sounds of words. Deloach once said, "See through the eyes with the heart." Efrayim Levenson's poetry will take you on a journey into his heart and soul.
Dances With Tears
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"Efrayim's poetry truly embodies the experience of a contemporary Jew who has found a very deep inspiration in his ancient roots. There is a certain freshness and bright sunny quality that comes with his pure simplicity which cuts to the very core of his growing relationship with G-d. Yet, there is the tension and frustration of one who has seen what he, and those around him, could become if only they would. He is both optimist and realist."
- RABBI YOSSI MENDELSON, Congregation Machane Chodesh;
"This book is a blast of Hasidic bebop ecstasy." - CRAIG FISHBANE, Brooklyn poet and resident of Bensonhurst;
"Thank you for the poem ['Mordechai's Day at the Beach'] . . . beautiful . . . best wishes." - JOHN ZORN, American composer and saxophone player;
"His poems themselves are heartfelt psalms."
- "SMALL PRESS REVIEW"
- Publication Date:
- 0981767834 / 9780981767833
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / Inspirational & Religious