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Living Room Lectures: Isaac Pickell

Sun April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Living Room Lectures is a series of monthly presentations delivered to your living room through your device screen.  Isaac Pickell presents the April 2021 Living Room Lecture:

Judaism and Poetry

What is Black, White, Brown, and Read all Over?
The Complicated Case of Jewish-American Poetry

While the long tradition of Jewish poetics includes many diverse perspectives, contemporary poetry by Jews often pays specific attention to the blending of Jewish identity within the American melting pot. Beginning with reflections on 20th century greats including Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsberg, and Muriel Rukeyser, this class will study the work of same sax, Sandra Simonds, Daveed Diggs, and Rosebud Ben-Oni to explore the unique role poetry has played in creating and complicating what it means to be an American Jew.


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Living Room Lectures is a partnership of Beth Israel Congregation and Ann Arbor JCC.



Sun April 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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United States