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Yiddish poetry -- dead? It was just sleeping, ready to jump out from behind the kitsch with an aesthetic only possible in the language of Sutzkever.
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    I'll recommend a Yiddish poem to you that knocks your socks off and that you've never seen before. איך וועל דיר רעקאָמענדירן אַ ייִדיש ליד וואָס דו מוזט למען־השם לייענען.

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    Partial book preview pre-publication, custom Yiddish or English couplet by the author
    ביכל-פֿאָרשפּײַז און ייִדיש/ענגליש צוויי-שורותל פֿון מחבר

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    Mazl tov! I'll find you the perfect Yiddish quote, saying, or song for your bar-/bat-mitzvah. Weddings too.

    מע האט ליב אזעלכע סענטימענטאלע ווערטלעך אויף אפצומערקן א שימחה. פאר וואס ניט? וועמען שאט עס? איר קענט אויך געניסן פון אזא סקארבאווע שמאלץ-געשעפט. זאל זיין אין א גוטער שעה און פארגעסט ניט למען-השם אין דער משקה...

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    I'll teach you a word in Yiddish that's not in your Weinreich dictionary. If you know what I mean.

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    I'll write you a poem on your birthday. איך וועל דיר אָנשרײַבן אַ ליד צו דײַן געובוירן-טאָג. ביז הונדערט און צוואַצניק!

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    I'll write you a poem for another person, for any reason at all.

    אנשרייבן וועל איך א ליד פאר וועמען ס'זאל ניט זיין - זאל זיין פאר א סיבה, אדער גלאט אזוי.

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    Free PDF of finished print book
    אומזיסטער פּי-די-עף פֿון פֿאַרטיקן ביכל

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    An English or Yiddish word of your choice will be included in a new poem custom written for this book. It's found poetry where you're doing the finding!
    קלייב אויס א ווארט אויף יידיש צי ענגליש און עס וועט אריינגעשריבן ווערן אין ספר החיים - כ'מיין, אין א ליד ספעציעל אנגעשריבן פאר דעם בוך. זיי א שותף צו דער זאך!

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    Free PDF of the finished print book, invitation to the launch party
    פּי-די-עף פֿון פֿאַרטיקן ביכל, פֿאַרבעטונג אויפֿן בוך-יום-טובֿ

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    I'll translate any text 500 words or less from or to any of the languages I know well (Hebrew, Yiddish, or English).
    איך וועל פֿאַרטײַטשן אַ טעקסט ניט מער פֿון 500 ווערטער פֿון אָדער אויף ענגליש, ייִדיש אָדער העברעיִש

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    I'll translate into Yiddish the first page of a literary masterwork of your choice and declaim it on YouTube.

    איך וועל איבערזעצן אויף יידיש דאס ערשטע זייטל פון וועלכן שעדעווער דו זאלסט ניט פארלאנגען, און דעקלאמירן אויף יוטוב.

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    Free hard copy of the finished print book, invitation to the launch party, named thank-you in finished book
    עקזעמפּלאַר (צווישן טאָוולען) פֿון פֿאַרטיקן ביכל, פֿאַרבעטונג אויפֿן בוך-יום-טובֿ, דאַנקוואָרט אין בוך

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    I'll translate into Yiddish an English or Hebrew kids' picture book of your choice, or one chapter (not too long!) of a kids' chapter book.

    איך וועל אָדער (דײַן ברירה( אָנשרײַבן אַ נײַע קינדער-מעשׂה אָדער איבערזעצן אויף מאַמע־לשון אַ קינדערביכל.

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    Three hours of Yiddish lessons on topics and at a level of your choice. קענסט שוין יידיש? וואלט אזא באלוינונג דיך קנאפ צוגעצויגן. אפשר ווילסטו העברעיש-לעקציעס מיט א מדריך? אדער שפאניש?

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    Free hard copy of the finished print book, invitation to the launch party, named thank-you in finished print book, participation in cover-art poll

    עקזעמפּלאַר (צווישן טאָוולען) פֿון פֿאַרטיקן ביכל, פֿאַרבעטונג אויפֿן בוך-יום-טובֿ, דאַנקוואָרט אין בוך, געלעגנהייט צו האָבן אַ דעה וועגן הילע-קונסט

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    I'll come to anywhere on the East Coast and do a poetry reading for you. איך וועל עולה-רגל זיין צו
    אייך (וואו ס'זאל ניט זיין אויפן מיזרח-ברעג) און פירלייענען מיין שירהווארג.

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    Free hard copy of the finished print book, invitation to the launch party, named thank-you in finished book, participation in cover-art poll, custom poem by the author

    עקזעמפּלאַר (צווישן טאָוולען) פֿון פֿאַרטיקן ביכל, פֿאַרבעטונג אויפֿן בוך-יום-טובֿ, דאַנקוואָרט אין בוך, געלעגנהייט צו האָבן אַ דעה וועגן הילע-קונסט, ליד-מתּנה פֿון מחבר

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    I'll write you a poem a day, in Yiddish or English, for a month. איך וועל דיר אָנשרייבן אַ ליד יעדן טאָג, טאָג אײַן טאָג אויס, פֿאַר אַ גאַנצן חודש. בנאמנות.

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