Anthologies & Other Publications

“Sirowitz has a style on the page…of the young Philip Roth.” —The New York Times


Hal’s work has been included in many anthologies and collections. See below for a selected list.

  • New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society (edited by Holly Messitt and James Tolan)Autumn House Press, 2013
  • The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing (edited by Kevin Young), Bloomsbury, 2013
  • The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (edited by Deborah Ager and M. E. Silverman), Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., 2013
  • The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization (edited by Deborah Dash Moore and Nurith Gertz), Yale University Press, 2012
  • Beauty is a Verb: the New Poetry of Disability (edited by Jennifer  Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen), Cinco Puntos Press, 2011
  • Lost and Found: Stories from New York (edited by Thomas Beller), W.W. Norton, 2009
  • The Best of the Bellevue Review (edited by Danielle Ofri), Bellevue Literary Press, 2008
  • Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (edited by Julia Kasdorf and Michael Tyrell), New York University Press, 2007
  • Up is Up But So is Down (edited by Brandon Stosuy), New York University Press, 2006
  • Good Poems for Hard Times (edited by Garrison Keillor), Viking, 2005
  • Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (edited by Billy Collins), Random House, 2003
  • Good Poems (edited by Garrison Keillor), Viking, 2002
  • 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11 (edited by Ulrich Baer), New York University Press, 2002
  • Sweet Jesus: Poems about the Ultimate Icon (edited by Nick Carbo and Denise Duhamel), Anthology Press, 2002
  • Poetry in Motion: 120 Poems from the Subways and the Buses (edited by Elise Paschen and Brett Fletcher Lauer), W.W. Norton, 2002
  • The KGB Bar Book of Poems (edited by David Lehman and Star Black), William Morrow and Company, 2000
  • Signs of Life: Channel-surfing through 90’s Culture (edited by Jennifer Joseph and Lisa Taplin) Manic D Press, 1994
  • Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (edited by Miguel Algarin and Bob Holman), Henry Holt and Company, 1994

Literary Magazines

Hal’s poetry has been published in many literary magazines and journals in the U.S. and abroad. You can find his work in Heliotrope; Bellevue Literary Review; Hanging Loose; Tin House; Fence; Mudfish; Lips; Tifferet; Barrow StreetThe Paterson Literary Review; The Manhattan Review; Rattapallax; Möbius; Tifferet; and Conjunctions.

Articles/references about Hal in books

  • “Hal Sirowitz:  Last of the Lower East Side Poets by Ron Kolm with a Note by Jim Feast,” Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side Volume 2 (edited by Clayton Patterson), Clayton Books, LLC, 2012
  • Epilogue, p. 376, The Last Avant-garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (by David Lehman) Doubleday, 1998