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In Memoriam: Samuel Menashe

August 23, 2011

In Memoriam

Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

With the passage of years, we have gained and lost friends. A very recent loss was Samuel Menashe, a New York City poet. Samuel’s poem “Strategy” was published in the Spring 2004 issue of the BLR, and reprinted in our anthology, The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review. He was a notable presence at our readings, sharing his own work with humor and subtle beauty. Given the first-ever “Neglected Master” Award by the Poetry Foundation in 2004 and his work published by the Library of America in 2005 at the age of 80, Samuel enriched our lives and many others.

Martin J. Blaser, M.D.

Obituary in the New York Times

Obituary in The Guardian

The Villager

Watch a video of Samuel from WNYC.org's "Know Your Neighbor" series.