The Boston Globe is the first of what’s sure to be many articles about the incredible creative output of Horovitz, who at age 74, is clearly not bound for retirement any time soon. Read their overview of the incredible new creative output of Horovitz here.
Heaven and Other Poems has been lauded by fellow writers and artists for months prior to publication. Writer Russell Banks (The Sweet Hereafter) notes, “Israel Horovitz is now one of a bare handful of playwrights, along with Tennessee Williams, Beckett, and a couple of Elizabethans, who can write first-rate poetry in English. These poems are not merely good for a man who happens to be a world-class playwright; they’re poems that make our lives larger than they would be without them.” And actor Kevin Kline notes, “The poetry in this collection is variously political, personal, passionate, funny, nostalgic, elegiac, verbally playful, and unsparingly honest. Wordsworth said of the sonnet: ‘with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heart.’ The same can be said of the poems of Israel Horovitz.”
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