Welcome to Yetzirah’s Database of Jewish Poets. We’re happy you’re here and adding a profile for yourself or a Jewish poet you admire who is not able to add their profile on their own.
As you continue, know that the information you provide in the text fields will appear on the public profile page, as will the subject matter categories you select as relevant to your work.
Demographic information such as your denomination, race, sexuality, etc. (any or all of which you should feel free to leave blank) will not appear on your public profile. Instead, this information will allow database users to search for and filter poets’ profiles by these categories, which we hope will be especially useful for scholars, teachers, and event organizers.
When you submit this form, it will be marked for review by the Yetzirah team. Once it’s approved, your author profile will be visible on the site (this make take up to a week).
*Before filling out the form, please know that for living poets, we have the following criteria for inclusion in the database:
- Since January 1, 2015, you have published (not including self-published work):
- A volume of 48 or more pages of poetry (what is commonly considered a full-length collection); or
- 20 or more individual poems or pages of poetry that appear in at least five literary journals, anthologies, or publications that regularly include poetry as a portion of their format.
- Up to 16 pages of that poetry may be from a single volume of poetry that is fewer than 48 pages (e.g. a chapbook)
*If you are filling out this profile on behalf of a poet no longer living, we ask that they published at least one full-length collection.
And we ask that you only request an update to your profile if you’ve published a new full-length collection.
Please direct any questions to Shelby Sizemore, [email protected]
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