The Torah Garden

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The Torah Garden

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In these remarkable poems, Philip Terman explores the meaning of being a Jew in America. Personal and family history, prayer, religious exploration, and political invective are invoked in a powerful journey through the heart of America.

Torah and garden—two words seldom jammed together in the same phrase. For poet Philip Terman, author of The Torah Garden, it’s two words in creative tension: Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, foundation text of Judaism, in large part a set of commandments, juxtaposed with nature, unregulated existence, wildness.
—MIKE SCHNEIDER, Pittsburgh City Paper

The speaker in this collection manages to combine the melancholy and the sensuous, to grieve and to celebrate, and to augment his old-world faith with gentle paganism.
—LESLIE ULLMAN, POETRY

Philip Terman is the author of four books of poetry and four limited edition chapbooks. His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Forward, Tikkun, The Sun Magazine, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. He has received the […]

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