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Editor , publisher , poet

Jacob Kisner, American poet, editor, publisher. Member American Newspaper Guild, Academy American Poets (founder), Wilson MacDonald Poetry Society Canada (Executive Committee 1967-1977, vice president 1977), American Philatelic Society, Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Society, Society Philatelic Americans, Society Israel Philatelists, American Revenue Association, Confederate Stamp Alliance, United Postal Stationery Society, Scandinavian Collectors.

Background

Kisner, Jacob was born on April 30, 1926 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Louis and Sarah (Kotel) Kisner.

Education

Student, Calvin Coolidge College, 1946. Student, Burdett College, 1945. Student, Harvard University Extension, 1948.

Student, Massachusetts State University Extension, 1950. Student, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 1951.

Career

1 daughter Lesley Kisner Cafarelli. With Boston American advertising department, 1943. Sunday department writer Boston Globe, 1943-1945.

Local news editor Jewish Advocate, Boston, 1945-1946. Founder, editor, public Dorchester (Massachusetts) Herald, 1946-1947. Copywriter Harold Cabot & Company Advertising Agency, Boston, 1948.

Trade reporter Fairchild News Service, Boston, 1948-1949. With Boston Public Library. Cataloguing Department, 1949.

Senior proof-reader Recording and Statistical Corporation, Boston, 1950-1954. Participant National Broadcasting Company Comedy Writers Development Project, 1956. Editor Crossroads, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1964-1967.

American editor View, Canada, 1967. Research director New York.bur. Moneytree Publs., New York City, 1972.

Stamp and autograph dealer, 1973-1982. Owner/operator Penthouse F Stamps, 1982, discoverer Lord and Taylor find of Finnish postal history. Free-lance writer, 1943.

Saxophonist, leader big band Jack Kenton, 1943-1946. Philatelic journalist. Discussion moderator Great Books Foundation, Boston, 1948-1951.

Judge of poetry contests, Rochester, New York, also New York Poetry Forum, 1969. Secretary American-European Friendship Association, 1948-1951. Chairman National Poetry Day Committee, 1970.

New York State director and New York City chairman World Poetry Day Committee, 1971. Vice president, board directors, incorporator New York Poetry Forum, 1973-1975. Founder postmaster Park Ave Local Post, 1978.

Author: (plays) First Came Paula, 1954, Speak of the Devil, 1955, The Monkey's Tail, 1956. (television plays): The Late Mr. Honeywell, 1957, A World Apart, 1957.

(poetry) I Am Hephaestus, 1966, numerous public articles, reviews, research on stamps and postal history. Contributor poetry to various literature journals and anthologies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (plays) First Came Paula, 1954, Speak of the Devil, 1955, The Monkey's Tail, 1956. (television plays): The Late Mr. Honeywell, 1957, A World Apart, 1957.

      (poetry) I Am Hephaestus, 1966. Numerous public articles, reviews, research on stamps and postal history. Contributor poetry to various literature journals and anthologies.

      Included in Anthology of American Poetry, Volunteer X, 1970, Volunteer XI, 1971.

Membership

Saxophonist, leader big band Jack Kenton, 1943-1946. Philatelic journalist. Discussion moderator Great Books Foundation, Boston, 1948-1951.

Judge of poetry contests, Rochester, New York, also New York Poetry Forum, since 1969. Secretary American-European Friendship Association, 1948-1951. Chairman National Poetry Day Committee, 1970.

New York State director and New York City chairman World Poetry Day Committee, since 1971. Vice president, board directors, incorporator New York Poetry Forum, 1973-1975. Founder postmaster Park Ave Local Post, since 1978.

Member American Newspaper Guild, Academy American Poets (founder), Wilson MacDonald Poetry Society of Canada (executive committee 1967-1977, vice president since 1977), American Philatelic Society, Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Society, Society Philatelic Americans, Society Israel Philatelists, American Revenue Association, Confederate Stamp Alliance, United Postal Stationery Society, Scandinavian Collectors Club, Perfins Club, American Philatelic Research Library., Scandinavian Philatelic Library. Southern California, New Mexico Philatelic Association, Finnish Study Group, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation.

Connections

Son of Louis and Sarah (Kotel) K. M. Gladys Selma Feinstein, May 29, 1947. 1 daughter, Lesley Kisner Cafarelli.

father:
Louis Kisner

mother:
Sarah (Kotel) Kisner

spouse:
Gladys Selma Feinstein