Description of Work
Alexander composes lyric poetry, parables, prose poems, spoken word pieces, as well as longer pieces for performance. He is currently working on a full-length theater piece.
Alexander Nemser is a writer, poet, and performer living in Boston. His poems have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review. His one-man show, "Moshe Feldstein, Icon of Self-Realization," co-written with playwright Joseph Shragge, premiered last summer at the Cherry Lane Theater as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. The show is in the voice of a street-hustling charlatan rabbi, who speaks in incantatory parables. He has performed his work internationally, from the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan to the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. He recently completed a book of prose poems called "The Sacrifice of Abraham," a sequence of fifty re-tellings of the story of Abraham and Isaac, each one wilder and more expansive, and growing to include Greek gods, revolutionaries, love affairs, and transmutations of garbage. He is currently working on a novel, in which a histrionic token Jewish family in Boston argues over violence, comfort, law, becoming a kaleidoscope and carnival mirror for the fate of Jews in America.
Moshe Feldstein, Opening - 2011
Moshe Feldstein, By the Ocean - 2011
Moshe Feldstein, Mama - 2011