Paul Z. Panish--poet, writer

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A FEW POEMS

GULLS
Signal Magazine, 1963

 

PINES: FORT LEE, VIRGINIA
War, Literature, and the Arts Magazine, fall, 2018

 

SILENCE AT SINAI

Poetica Magazine January 2022

 

CLING TO YOUR MIRACLE

The Raven's Perch, January 2022

THE STONE CARVER
Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine

Autumn, 2022

 

POEM ON MY EIGHTY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY—A CONFESSION

Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine

Autumn, 2022

 

VILLANELLE FOR TWO YOUNG LOVERS

The Formalist, Fall, 2004

KING SAUL'S TRAGIC END

The Raven's Perch, September, 2022

Although poetry is Paul Panish’s major form, he has had a varied writing career, ranging from small-town newspaper editor (The Woodstock Week), to humor writer (Mother Goose Your Computer. Sybex Computer Books, 1984), to technical documentation writer in Silicon Valley.

 

His poetry has been published in literary journals, including Signal, The Formalist, War, Literature, and the Arts Journal, Poetica Magazine, The Raven’s Perch, Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, and others, going back to the 1960s

 

He has also created material for the stage. His translation of Euripides’ Medea was performed at the Columbia University Festival of Religious Arts; he wrote the opera libretto “Marry Up, Marry Down,” performed in San Francisco (Opera Theatre Unlimited); and has written his own material which he performed as a monologist in various parts of the country.

 

In 1981 Coward McCann and Geoghegan published his book Exit Visa: The Emigration of the Soviet Jews, which was a recreation of the lives and experiences of people who emigrated to the West from the Soviet Union.

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