Rodger Kamenetz's "The Jew in the Lotus" (Harper San Francisco, 1995) is the classic account of Jewish Buddhist dialogue; his "Stalking Elijah" (Harper San Francisco, 1997) won the National Jewish Book Award for 1997. His four previous books of poetry include "The Missing Jew: New and Selected Poems "(Time Being Books, 1992), which reviewers called "the most significant book of American Jewish poetry" of its year, citing him as " one of the most formidable of Jewish voices of American poetry." His poems won a "Prairie""Schooner" Reader's Choice award and have appeared in scores of publication including "The New Republic," "Grand Street," and "Tikkun," and in a dozen major anthologies including" Telling and Remembering," "Jewish American""Poetry," and T"he Best Contemporary Jewish Writing." Kamenetz teaches poetry and non-fiction writing in the MFA program at Louisiana State University and directs the Art-Spirit program at Vermont Studio Centers. He also edits Psalm 151, a monthly poetry feature, for the Forward. Kamenetz will be lecturing this fall in various cities about anti-semitism in poetry, the topic of this new book. Kamenetz is a native of Baltimore.