Wilensky, Ben

Definitions of the Enemy a Collection of Poems with Jewish Themes
1993 0-7734-9600-9
"Religious and political systems have been designed to curb, crush, and simply eliminate the Jews; some of theses systems almost succeeded; some of them resonate today. My poems are about this `theatricality', the horror and the buffoonery of this madness. My poems are also about personal fears that within my lifetime a band of armed Jews, responding to yet another one of history's gruesome gags, will push a few buttons and turn the entire planet into a radio-active cemetery." - from the Introduction.

Psalms of a Sailor Jew a Cycle of 18 Sea Poems
1995 0-7734-0005-2
Ancient Jews feared the sea and people who came from the sea. Waters of the deep were dark and anarchic, and even God waded gingerly through the flood tides. There was no covenantal justice under sail, only stormy skies and beautiful nights and constant change. This cycle of poems with Judaic-Christian themes describes the thrill of a journey and the wisdom of homecoming.