2576 - American-Jewish Poets: Discussion and Optional Lunch
An outstanding group of first generation American-Jews invigorated twentieth century poetry. Defined by their hunger for expression, their love of language and a two thousand year tradition of storytelling, they were reverent and irreverent , wise and wise-cracking, and their tone ranged from dead serious to wildly humorous. Their subjects ran the gamut, from Adam to Eichmann to Uncle Izzy. Many earned places in the pantheon of American poets. Jewish themed and secular work included. We sample these brilliant poets two by two. Poets include Stanley Kunitz, Gerald Stern, Alicia Ostriker, Linda Pastern and others. Sampling their poetry, we will discuss how their unique perspective is influenced by religion, history and culture. We bring these poets to our table, adding our voices to their vibrant stories and art. If some in the group hunger for more, those interested can continue over lunch at Whole Foods. Facilitated Discussion, Listening to Music or Other Audio
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