About the Site Editor

Henry Rasof (rotide@msn.com), the site’s creator and editor, worked in book publishing for many years as an acquisitions editor of adult-trade, young-adult, text, and reference books for Arco Publishing, Houghton Mifflin, Franklin Watts, ABC-CLIO, Oryx Press, A.R.E. Publishing, Facts on File, ME Sharpe, and other companies. He also taught creative writing in the University College graduate program at the University of Denver. He has a BA in music, an MFA in creative writing, and an MA in Jewish studies.

He first “discovered” medieval Hebrew poetry several years ago and since then has been bitten by the bug. This web site was created as a project for his MA degree at Gratz College.

He also has been a poet for many years and has published in Partisan Review, Kansas Quarterly, Black Box, Wisconsin Review, Jewish Currents, Midstream, Poetica, and other literary magazines and anthologies. He also has published three books of poems: The House (2008), Chance Music: Prose Poems 1974 to 1982 (2012), and Here I Seek You: Jewish Poems for Shabbat, Holy Days, and Everydays (2016).

View Henry’s complete résumé

View Henry’s personal web site, containing his original poems and other information

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