The Numbers Keep Changing: Poems and Paintings by Judy Robinson
APRIL 9 — 7:00pm - 9:00pm
As a Jew born during World War II, Judy Robinson has always been conscious of how easily her life might have been different if she had not been born in the United States. For that reason, the Holocaust became a subject of study and identity for her. Anti-Semitism and the enormity of loss it created and continues to create led Judy to address these themes in multiple media. Poetry and painting weave together to interpret a shared history.
At this opening, Judy will read her poetry alongside corresponding paintings that will be on display at the Center through April.
This event is free and open to the public.
Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
826 Hazelwood Ave,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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New & Selected Poetry & Fiction
Available March 2017 from Lummox Press
While Carousel contains new material, it is also the culmination of many years of work and publication. I am grateful to my publisher, Lummox Press, and its editor, RD Armstrong, for an opportunity to share this writing with an expanded audience. For me, reading and writing are the two sides of world-exploration. Poems and stories, at their best, are at once personal and universal, and as necessary to a fully realized life as food and drink—and more, a human pleasure. My hope is that this book will bring some measure of that to readers.
— Judith R. Robinson
In its examination of both the front lines and the home front, Innocent People is an exploration of the Viet Nam era in small town/midsize city America. It is a depiction of innocence and innocence lost as these characters – much like the country as a whole – struggle through a turbulent and disillusioning time, sustain terrible losses, and begin to recover and heal, if never to be fully restored.
WHEN I LOVED YOU
Finishing Line Press is proud to announce the publication of When I Love You, a collection of poems by Judith R. Robinson that "leads on a search for answers" and where "[m]emory flows through ... lean, spare lines with unexpected imagery: a fold of memory/near the dotted/wing of owlet (No Rest); dream.../a boomerang that hits back (When I Loved You); blonde days in Rome/unclutchable as quicksilver: (Losing a Jewel). “Modesty” concludes with compelling insight, answering what you most want/to express is—I matter//I once lived//what I once said.”
— PEARL KARRER is Managing Editor for the poetry journal, California Quarterly.
When I Loved You will be published by Finishing Line Press on August 21, 2015. Pre-sale ends June 26.