A Small Gateway
Published by Hearing Eye
No. 58 in the Torriano Poetry Pamphlet Series.
"thought-provoking and unafraid to tackle important themes in engaging ways" Rob A Mackenzie, Sphinx Review.
"In its early poems, she weighs up cultural origins, with Mama Loschen (meaning ‘mother tongue’) considering “the ferment and germination of our words”, a mixture that permeates the whole book; and her well-drawn sketches of a London Jewish childhood are shot through with snatches of Yiddish, making them all the more satisfying to read aloud." Matt Merritt, Sphinx Review.
A Small Gateway is written from the perspective of a second generation immigrant from the Jewish East End. It addresses the scars of history and displacement in shaping personal and collective identity, memory and art.
Jude Rosen is an urban researcher/explorer, translator, poet. Her pamphlet A Small Gateway was published by Hearing Eye (2007). Excerpts of her long sequence of poems Reclamations: walks, voices and narratives from the Olympic zone and marshlands of the Lower Lea Valley, were published in The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic State, eds. Hilary Powell and Isaac Merrero-Guillemón (Marshgate Press, 2012). Reclamations has been longlisted for the LiveCanon First Collection prize and will be published in its entirety by Thamesis, in 2016.