http://bit.ly/3nBzpbiDiscussion and poetry in four encounters, each hosting a poet and analyzing the connections between Israeli poetry and that of other countries in the region. Ronny Someck will talk about his latest book and about being the “exiled Iraqi poet”; Tehila Hakimi will speak about the new Eastern wave in Hebrew poetry; Professor Ariel Hirschfeld will analyze the influence of Um Kalthoum; and Yonit Palomba Naaman will explore questions of body, gender and race through poetry.
Editor and moderator: Guy Finkelstein
Tuesday, 19.1.21, 20:30
Ronny Someck will talk about his 13th book: Kol kakh harbeh elohim. The book is an open love letter to the world. Many of its poems are dedicated to music, to childhood memories, to love and even to the British Government’s minister for loneliness. The discussion will also deal with Someck’s contacts with Arab poets, who regard him as “an exiled Iraqi poet” living in Israel.
Tuesday, 16.2.21, 20:30
Poetess Tehila Hakimi was awarded the Israel Culture Ministry Prize, the Bernstein Prize and the Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Literary Works. She is a mechanical engineer by profession. Hakimi will speak about her poems, her graphic novel and book of prose, the creative process and the new Eastern wave in Hebrew works.
Professor Ariel Hirschfeld
Tuesday, 16.3.21, 20:30
Literary researcher and cultural critic Professor Ariel Hirschfeld will speak about the great secret of Um Kalthoum and her singing and its local and regional influence.
Tuesday, 6.4.21, 20:30
Yonit Naaman, poetry scholar and recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Literary Works, will discuss her poems about body, inside and outside, both in relation to poetry and to the “Yemenite body,” against the background of questions of gender and race at their points of encounter with society and culture.
Guy Finkelstein. Photo: Sigal Kolton
To receive reminders before performances, join our WhatsApp group: http://bit.ly/3nBzpbi