Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of six books of poetry, including A moyz tsvishn vakldike volkn-kratsers: geklibene Yidishe lider/A Mouse Among Tottering Skyscrapers: Selected Yiddish Poems (2017). Tsugreytndik zikh tsu tantsn: naye Yidishe lider/Preparing to Dance: New Yiddish songs, a CD of nine of his Yiddish poems set to music was released on the Multikulti Project label (www.multikulti.com) in 2014.
Taub was honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage as one of New York’s best emerging Jewish artists and has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for a Best of the Net Award. With Ellen Cassedy, he is the recipient of the 2012 Yiddish Book Center Translation Prize for Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel (Mandel Vilar Press and Dryad Press, 2016). Please visit his website at www.yataub.net.
Prodigal Children in the House of G-d
Prodigal Children in the House of G-d explores themes of family, community, and exile largely from ultra-Orthodox Jewish and/or queer perspectives. Eschewing references to specific locations, the stories vibrate in a mysterious present steeped in connections to a past that threatens to overwhelm. Th...