Poet Marc Kaminsky Reads at Roe Jan Library

Marc KaminskyPoet, essayist, and psychotherapist Marc Kaminsky will read from his latest poetry collection A Cleft In the Rock, at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, August 11, at 5:00 pm.

Marc Kaminsky is the author of eight books of poetry, including A Cleft in the Rock, The Road from Hiroshima, and Daily Bread. He has published six books on aging, reminiscence and late-life development, and the culture of Yiddishkeit. His poems, essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Manhattan Review, The American Scholar, Natural Bridge, The Oxford Book of Aging, and Voices within the Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets.

Critical Praise:

A Cleft in the Rock is a monumental achievement…. Kaminsky visits the depths to find how to “live/with catastrophe in the world/of signs and wonders.”

“The stakes are total in Marc Kaminsky’s A Cleft in the Rock, a radically candid account of a life marked by guilt, pain, and redemption by a mature poet whose every observation opens onto “a moment in the life of the planet.”

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call 518 325-4101 or visit the library’s website at http://www.roejanlibrary.org. Follow the library on Twitter: @libraryroe.