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Mayapple Press author Paul Nemser commended in UK National Poetry Society’s 2014 National Poetry Competition

Paul Nemswer, author of Tales of the Tetragrammaton


Paul Nemser, author of Tale of the Tetragrammaton, has been commended in the UK National Poetry Society‘s 2014 National Poetry Competition.

A filmpoem of the work, After the Calm, has been commissioned and should be finished this year.

Please go to the Society’s page http://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/after-the-calm/ to read the commended poem and to see more details about the competition and the other winners.

Tales of the Tetragrammaton – Paul Nemser

Poetry / Prose-poems; Paper, Perfect Bound. 30 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-43-2 $12.95

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With Tales of the Tetragrammaton, poet Paul Nemser reaches into his own childhood memories to explore the mystery at the heart of ordinary life. It is at once an evocation of a Jewish family’s life in suburban Portland, Oregon in the 1950’s, with its bowling alleys, formica countertops, and TVs, and a search for meaning and transcendence in the spirit of Jewish mysticism—as if Borges had become a writer for Sid Caesar, or Kafka were the

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