Rodger Kamenetz was born in Baltimore and lives in New Orleans. He is the Erich and Lea Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University and a professor in the Department of English and Department of Philosophy and Religion. His five books of poetry include The Missing Jew: New and Selected Poems, Stuck: Poems Midlife, and his most recent volume, The Lowercase Jew. He has been called "the most formidable of Jewish American poets." He is also the author of the landmark international bestseller The Jew in the Lotus and the National Jewish Book Award-winning Stalking Elijah. His memoir, Terra Infirma, has been described as "the most beautiful book ever written about a mother and son." His latest book is The History of Last Night's Dream, a study of dreams and interpretation, and their role in religious experience.
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