“Morgenthau’s poems are crisp, elegant forays into memory both personal and cultural, as he engages, with an ironic, Lowellian eye, a rich cultural history of growing up in affluent Manhattan during the 1920s and 30s. His surgical examinations of self and his unflinching stare into mortality define the unique and honest voice of this remarkable first book of poems.”

Peter Balakian, Author of Ozone Journal, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry


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Morgenthau in the Media

Deerfield Magazine Recently Published: A Sunday in Purgatory

The Boston Globe Celebrated documentary maker and scion of prominent family publishes 1st book of poetry

The Jewish Times 100-Year-Old Henry Morgenthau III Waxes Poetic at Baltimore Reading

The Baltimore Sun Spotlighting a press for older writers

The Washington Post Scion of prominent Jewish American family publishes first book of poetry at the age of 100

NPR A Century-Old Poet Looks Back — And Fearlessly Forward — In ‘Purgatory’

Congressional Record Honoring the 100th Birthday of Mr. Henry Morgenthau, III