Three Modern Painters
This collection of poetry concerns itself with three topics: Jews and Jewish approaches to universal themes (e.g. forgiveness, guilt, love); men and their ways of dealing with pressures of masculinity; and the human geography of America. These themes are grouped according to three modern painters: Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, and Jasper Johns, respectively. Further, the poems intend to represent a dialogue between and among these three discourses.