In Conversation With Jacob Scheier, Part I

“Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,
And shares the nature of infinity.”
– William Wordsworth

Jacob Scheier writes essays, poetry, and journalism. His book More to Keep Us Warm won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry. He was born in Toronto because his parents, on returning from an activist mission in Palestine, were not allowed to re-enter the United States. His poetic landscape is made up of memories of New York, Judaism, his family’s radical communism, and the tragedy of his mother’s early death. His most recent book of poems, Letter From Brooklyn, was just recommended here in “The Mindful Bard”.

Recently Jacob took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about his early leanings toward poetry and his most edifying learning experiences. (Read the interview here.)

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