Florence Weinberger I am the author of four published collections of poetry, The Invisible Telling Its Shape (Fithian Press,1997) and Breathing Like a Jew (Chicory Blue Press, 1997), and Carnal Fragrance, (Red Hen Press, 2004), and Sacred Graffiti, (Tebot Bach, 2010.)
Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, my poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines, including The Comstock Review, Antietam Review, Jabberwock, The Literary Review, Solo, Rattle, Pacific Review, Askew, Calyx, Passager, Manhattan Poetry Review, The River Styx, Another Chicago Magazine, The Pedestal, Poetry East and The Los Angeles Review. Poems have also been published in many anthologies, including Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, Truth and Lies That Press For Life, Invocation LA, The New Los Angeles Poets, Ghosts of the Holocaust, Grand Passion, Images from the Holocaust, Claiming the Spirit Within, Lifecycles V. 2, The Cancer Poetry Project and So Luminous the Wildflowers.
In 2012 I served as a judge for the PEN Center USA literary contest.
I was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx, educated at Hunter College, California State University, Northridge and UCLA, and have worked as a teacher, legal investigator and consumer advocate.