LIMMUD FSU Recharge Presenters 2022

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Yehoshua November Hasidic poet, author of contemporary Jewish poetry, finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize, National Jewish Book Award.


Yehoshua November earned a BA at Binghamton University and an MFA at the University of Pittsburgh. As his commitment to his Orthodox Jewish faith deepened, November stopped writing poetry and enrolled in yeshiva, until, with his rabbis’ encouragement, he began to write again after two years’ silence. He is the author of the poetry collections Two Worlds Exist (2016) and God’s Optimism (2010), which won the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, the Autumn House Poetry Prize, and the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry.


God’s Optimism

November will read selections from his two volumes of poetry, God’s Optimism (a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize) and Two Worlds Exist (a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize). In addition, the poet will share some of the experiences and teachings that inspired him to choose a life rooted in the unlikely combination of contemporary poetry and Orthodox Judaism.