January 15 (Trees/Nature): Rebecca Aronson, Rachel Hadas, Maya Pindyck

Rebecca Aronson is the author of Anchor (Orison Books), Ghost Childof the Atalanta Bloom (winner of the 2016 Orison Books poetry prize and the 2019 Margaret Randall Book Award), and Creature, Creature. She has been a recipient of a PrairieSchooner Strousse Award, the Loft’s Speakeasy Poetry Prize, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to Sewanee.  She is host of Bad Mouth, a series of words and music. Visit Rebecca’s profile in Yetzirah’s Jewish Poets Database.

Rachel Hadas is the author of many books of poetry, essays, and translations.  her most recent books of poems are Love and Dread (2021) and Pandemic Almanac (2022); prose selections, Piece by Piece, was published in 2021.  The recipient of many honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry and the O.B. Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library, she is Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, where she has taught for many years. Visit Rachel’s profile in Yetzirah’s Jewish Poets Database.

Maya Pindyck’s most recent book, Impossible Belonging, won the 2021 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry (Anhinga Press, 2023). A recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, she is also author of Emoticoncert (Four Way Books), Friend Among Stones (New Rivers Press), and co-author of A Poetry Pedagogy for Teachers (Bloomsbury, 2022). She lives in Philadelphia where she is an assistant professor and director of Writing at Moore College of Art & Design. Visit Maya’s profile in Yetzirah’s Jewish Poets Database.