Samuel Menashe was an American poet, known for short lyric poems unique and resistant to prevailing modes. He commanded a select, serious, and loyal audience during his lifetime. Menashe's poetry has been enthusiastically reviewed in some of the most prestigious journals in the English-speaking world and praised by critics and poets as various and distinguished as Robert Graves, Kathleen Raine, Austin Clarke, Hugh Kenner, Calvin Bedient, Derek Mahon, Dana Gionia, and Barry Ahearn.
The Niche Narrows: New and Selected Poems
“Menashe compresses thought into language intense and clear as diamonds." - Stephen Spender, New York Review of Books