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Sunday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Emerging Jewish Poets LIMITED

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Jewish people are called the “people of the book,” but what does it mean to be a contemporary Jewish poet? What are the parameters of a Jewish poem? In this reading, four emerging Jewish poets and spoken-word artists begin to answer these questions. Exploring a diverse array of subjects, from a queering of Queen Esther to superheroes and Paraguayan tarot. Poets will share and discuss their works that celebrate explicitly and implicitly the humor, subversion, memory, and intertextuality quintessential to Jewish culture and tradition. After the reading, poets invite the audience to join the conversation and share their own stories.

Speakers
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Elana Friedland

Editor, Window Cat Press
Elana Friedland is a Boston-based poet, musician, and theatre-maker. Originally from the Midwest, she is co-founder and co-editor of Window Cat Press, an online magazine for emerging artists. Her writing can be found in Broad! and the Jewish Journal.
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Emily Jaeger

Poet, Editor, Window Cat Press
Emily Jaeger is an MFA candidate at UMASS Boston and co-editor/co-founder of Window Cat Press. A Literary Lambda and TENT fellow, her poetry has appeared in Four Way Review, Soundings East, and Rust + Moth among others. Her chapbook The Evolution of Parasites is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press (July 2016).
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LynleyShimat Lys

LynleyShimat Lys just moved back to New York after five years in Jerusalem, studying Middle Eastern Studies (Palestinian Poetry, Arabic, Hebrew, Pahlavi) at Hebrew University. She works in academic publishing in Non-English article abstracting and indexing. She is studying in the poetry track of the Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. Her poetry interests involve African American women poets, plays in verse, and... Read More →

Producers
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Emily Jaeger

Poet, Editor, Window Cat Press
Emily Jaeger is an MFA candidate at UMASS Boston and co-editor/co-founder of Window Cat Press. A Literary Lambda and TENT fellow, her poetry has appeared in Four Way Review, Soundings East, and Rust + Moth among others. Her chapbook The Evolution of Parasites is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press (July 2016).


Sunday May 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
PEM Studio 1

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