Henry Rasof has been writing poetry since 1964 and publishing and giving readings since 1968. He has degrees in music, creative writing, and Jewish studies. He worked in book publishing for thirty years; has edited literary magazines and a chapbook series; and has taught writing courses and workshops. Although he has written plenty of “regular” poems, experimentation has always been his main interest.
His print publications include magazines such as Partisan Review, Wisconsin Review, Kansas Quarterly, Bits, Black Box, Midstream, Jewish Currents, and Poetica; anthologies such as Assembling and Text-Sound Texts; and electronic publications such as Numinous, In Stereo, and the Boulder Jewish News. He also has published three books: The House (2009); Chance Music: Prose Poems 1974 to 1982 (2012); and Here I Seek You: Jewish Poems for Shabbat, Holy Days, and Everydays (2016). His web site www.medievalhebrewpoetry.org includes well-known poets’ English translations of medieval Hebrew poems; articles and original essays; a bibliography; photographs; and other information.
Henry Rasof lives in Colorado and frequently travels overseas. He has been to India three times and Japan twice, in addition to Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Israel.