Born in New York City in 1931, Jerome Rothenberg is a founder of the ethnopoetics movement in poetry and a major figure in contemporary Jewish literature. He is the author or editor of more than 80 books of poetry, translations, essays and anthologies. Recent volumes include Poetics and Polemics 1980-2005
, Concealments and Caprichios
, and the three-volume anthology Poems for the Millenium
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the Ryan Writers Fund of the Xavier English Department, and Hebrew Union College
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Cincinnati is the historic center of Reform Judaism where Isaac Mayer Wise founded Hebrew Union College in 1875 to train American rabbis. The first institution of higher Jewish learning in the western hemisphere, HUC merged with the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1950 to become HUC-JIR. HUCinici is now one of four locations of the college institute, including New York, Jerusalem, and Los Angeles. The School of Graduate Studies, established here in 1948, serves as a premier center for advanced graduate study, training scholars of all faiths for universities and seminaries worldwide, offering Masters and PhD level degrees. HUCinci is also home to the Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives and the Skirball Museum.