THE BOOK: “The Lynching of Leo Frank.”
THE AUTHOR: Zvi Sesling.
THE PUBLISHER: Big Table Publishing.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT? Everyone, Jew and none Jew will learn about anti-Semitism, Jewish history, miscellaneous Jewish issues and read some enjoyable poetry.
1. The poems in this collection also concern other, more wholesale slaughters of Jews – not limited to an isolated lynching. Oceans of ink have been spilled – like wine poured out at Passover – over the atrocities of the mid-20thCentury. Zvi’s writing is a notable tributary, worth traversing. — Neil Silberblatt, Founder, Voice of Poetry.
2. In the poem “My Jewish Blood,” the poet conjures a fierce pride of heritage reminiscent of Langston Hughes in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and while the tone and tenor of this powerful and potent collection is one of lament, any bitterness is overshadowed by Sesling’s zealous belief in humanity’s goodness and the great godliness of poetic piety. — Cindy Hochman, Editor, First Literary Review – East
There is also a review by noted poet Eileen Tabios in Galatea Resurrects.
AUTHOR PROFILE: Zvi A. Sesling is Poet Laureate of Brookline, MA the town in which he lives. Much of his poetry is based on learning from others and real life experiences. He moved a lot, attending 16 schools in 12 years. He lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Susan J. Dechter. He has a journalism degree from Boston Univ. and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He has published three books of poetry and two chapbooks. He is publisher of Muddy River Poetry Review and publishes Muddy River Books. Friends, other poets and people in general find themselves (in different identities) in my poems.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: I am hopeful that readers will read this poetry book and learn about anti-Semitism in its many forms, learn a bit about being Jewish and perhaps just enjoy a good read.
SAMPLE: See the Amazon page.
LOCAL OUTLETS: New England Mobile Book Fair, Brookline Booksmith
WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT: Amazon, Big Table Publishing Co, directly from me: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRICE: $15 (+ $3 postage on orders from me)
CONTACT THE AUTHOR:
My email: email@example.com FB: Zvi A. Sesling Also: wwwmuddyriverpoetryreview