Friday, December 14, 2007
Judah Denburg is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Immunology & Allergy at McMaster University. His first book of poetry -- Old Roots New Trees -- was published by Mosaic Press in 1993 and it was followed by Altar of the Seasons in 1995. Both collections contain poems that emerge from the author’s medical and religious backgrounds: his connectedness to the rich heritage of the Hebrew language, Jewish thought, law, music and literature. His his late father was a rabbi, linguist, teacher and scholar; and his mother, steeped his upbringing in the traditions of Jewish music. He has published his poetry in many journals and literary publications. His new collection, Half a World Away, came out from Mosaic Press in 2007.