Samuel Menashe

(September 16, 1925 – August 22, 2011 / New York City)

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an American poet. Born in New York City as Samuel Menashe Weisberg, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, Menashe grew up in Elmhurst, Queens, and graduated from Townsend Harris High School and Queens College. During World War II he served in the US Army infantry, and in 1944 fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he used his GI Bill money to study at the Sorbonne where he received an advanced degree.

In the 1950s, Menashe returned to New York where, except for frequent sojourns in England and Ireland, he lived most of his life. In 1961, he garnered the blessing of the British poet Kathleen Raine who arranged for his first book, The Many Named Beloved, to be ... more »

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  • Rookie Jessika Ameigh (12/15/2011 10:32:00 AM)

    I stumbled on this poet. I immediately took a liking to his work. 'A pot pored out'. Very clever.

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Best Poem of Samuel Menashe

Salt And Pepper

Here and there
White hairs appear
On my chest—
Age seasons me
Gives me zest—
I am a sage
In the making
Sprinkled, shaking

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