Antonio Balestra, The Prophet Isaiah. 18th century. / Wikicommons
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Comfort O Comfort: Isaiah in Poetry

Dr. Aviya Kushner

The Book of Isaiah is full of magnificent poetry that deepens many of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. But Isaiah also lives in the work of Jewish poets who write in a variety of languages. From Paul Celan in German to Avrom Sutzkever in Yiddish to Jorie Graham and Robert Pinsky in English, snippets of Isaiah can be heard, admired, and challenged. In this talk, we will look at individual poetic moments in the Book of Isaiah in Hebrew, in English translation, and in 20th and 21st century poetry, as we examine what makes Isaiah so attractive to poets, and how Isaiah leaves room for continuous cycles of creation.

Dr. Aviya Kushner is the author of Wolf Lamb Bomb (Orison Books) and The Grammar of God (Spiegel & Grau). She is The Forward's language columnist and an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Monday August 23, 8pm Israel time / 6pm London time / 1pm EST

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23.8.2021
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Comfort O Comfort: Isaiah in Poetry

Dr. Aviya Kushner

The Book of Isaiah is full of magnificent poetry that deepens many of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. But Isaiah also lives in the work of Jewish poets who write in a variety of languages. From Paul Celan in German to Avrom Sutzkever in Yiddish to Jorie Graham and Robert Pinsky in English, snippets of Isaiah can be heard, admired, and challenged. In this talk, we will look at individual poetic moments in the Book of Isaiah in Hebrew, in English translation, and in 20th and 21st century poetry, as we examine what makes Isaiah so attractive to poets, and how Isaiah leaves room for continuous cycles of creation.

Dr. Aviya Kushner is the author of Wolf Lamb Bomb (Orison Books) and The Grammar of God (Spiegel & Grau). She is The Forward's language columnist and an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Monday August 23, 8pm Israel time / 6pm London time / 1pm EST

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23.8.2021
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