Dr Merle Bachman

Paper Title: ‘No Promised Land: A. C. Jacobs’ Poetry and the “Moment” of Diaspora’

Merle Lyn Bachman is a poet, Yiddishist, and an Associate Professor of English at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, where she directs the undergraduate Creative Writing program. She is a 2015 Translation Fellow of the National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, Massachusetts). Her published work includes the scholarly Recovering ‘Yiddishland’: Threshold Moments in American Literature (Syracuse UP 2008) and several collections of poetry, including Blood Party, forthcoming from Shearsman Books later this year. She is currently also at work on
a project to edit Nameless Country: The Selected Poems of A. C. Jacobs.