Ed Codish

Selected Poems

Ed Codish

Wisdom, dreams, sorrows, and joys are all revealed in this volume of masterful poems, defying category yet displaying a rigorous and deep knowledge of what poetry is about.
Date Published :
May 2022
Publisher :
Kasva Press
Contributor(s) :
Jacob Yona Horenstein
Illustration :
10 original illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781948403283
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781948403290
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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Wisdom, dreams, sorrows, and joys are all revealed in this volume of masterful poems, defying category yet displaying a rigorous and deep knowledge of what poetry is about. We are invited on a journey full of surprises: The poet builds a ship in a dry desert wadi and waits for the rain. For long months, he sits at home incapacitated, seeing only the pigeons on his window sill. He travels to ancient China and dines with the great Chinese poets. He shares the painful breakup of his first family, his conflicts with living in Israel, his loves, his scathing social critiques — and he finds the love of his life. Through it all, he laughs at life and invites us to laugh with him. Using sound, syllable, and silence, he reinvents the contemporary existential dilemma. Welcome to Ed Codish’s rich tapestry of life.

About The Author
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Ed Codish was born in New York City in 1940. He received his BA from NYU and his Masters degree from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. He has taught at universities in the US and Israel. Ed Codish lives in Pardesiya, Israel, with his wife, Susann.

Jacob Yona Horenstein is a Jerusalem artist who creates through painting, illustration, and design. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and Art and is a member of Hamiffal (An Artists’ Collective). He currently works with a number of companies abroad as an illustrator and designer, with his original designs distributed worldwide. Jacob is also active in producing artistic events and workshops, in addition to teaching drawing classes to students of all ages.

REVIEWS
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"An expansive collection of work from Codish’s career of nearly four decades... [A] playful sense of curiosity permeates the collection... A well-organized and impressive celebratory compilation."

- Kirkus Reviews

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