January 3, 2017

Naomi Replansky Interview

Photo ©2016 Naomi Replansky by Charles Bernstein
Listen to Naomi Replansky being interviewed and reading her poems for the University of Pennsylvania Sound Archives.

December 6, 2016

Naomi Replansky Collected Works Back in Print

Naomi Replansky's Collected Poems is now back in print! Order your copy from publisher Black Sparrow Press, an imprint of David Godine, or from your local or online bookstore.

Naomi Replansky’s poetry rings with reality and wisdom, and it is always song. Her observant, political wit and gravity are as piercing and as necessary now as ever – and I would say more so . . . her voice and her way of reading are among the very best we have.
Jean Valentine

October 28, 2016

Naomi Replansky Poetry Reading

Naomi Replansky Poetry Reading
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe
Kelly Writer's House
3805 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Penn.

Join poet Naomi Replansky for a reading from her Collected Works at the U Penn Kelly Writers House. For further information contact wh@writing.upenn.edu or 215-746-POEM; click here for directions.

September 10, 2016

Los Angeles Review of Books on Naomi Replansky's Poetry

Auguries of Experience: The Poetry of Naomi Replansky

by Eric Gudas

NAOMI REPLANSKY’S POEMS have unsettled, obsessed, and captivated me since I first encountered them, as a 20-year-old college student, at a reading in the West Village. That night Replansky, then in her mid-70s, stood before an audience at Judith’s Room, a now defunct bookstore, and recited from memory — in a voice that bore traces of her childhood “in the dream-tossed Bronx” — poems peopled by exiles, refugees, prisoners, outcasts, the unquiet dead, outlaws, and poets at daggers drawn with the Muse. Replansky prefaced her reading by quoting from William Blake’s “Infant Sorrow”: “My mother groan’d! my father wept. / Into the dangerous world I leapt.” 
See the full article at Los Angeles Review of Books

March 8, 2013

Naomi Replansky Receives William Carlos Williams Award

From Black Sparrow Press:
"We're thrilled to announce that Naomi Replansky's "Collected Poems" has won the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America! Congratulations, Naomi!"

Also, read this article at the Huffington Post about Naomi's work.

October 2, 2012

Naomi Replansky's Collected Poems Reviewed

"In a storage area of Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, there is a striking portrait known to only a few art lovers. It’s the work of Joseph Solman (1909–2008), the Vitebsk-born American Jewish artist whose studio was located for decades over the former site of New York City’s 2nd Avenue Deli.... “Naomi” pays tribute to an artist who has likewise long been known to only a select few: Naomi Replansky, the 94-year-old poet whose “Collected Poems” Black Sparrow Books recently published." Read the complete article.

July 5, 2012

Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz at New York Poets House

Poet Naomi Replansky reads from her Collected Poems and Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from See You in the Dark as part of Poets House’s 2012 Showcase.
Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz will read from their new works, Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00PM at the Poets House in Manhattan, at 10 River Terrace (at Murray Street). A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Naomi Replansky was born in the Bronx in 1918. Her first book, Ring Song, was published by Scribner in 1952 and was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. In 1994, The Dangerous World: New and Selected Poems, 1934-1994, was published by Another Chicago Press. Her Collected Poems has just been published by Black Sparrow Books.
Among Lynne Sharon Schwartz's 22 books, the most recent are Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir; The Writing on the Wall: a Novel; and See You in the Dark: Poems. Schwartz has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts, and has taught in writing programs in the U.S. and abroad. She is presently on the faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars.