News at Princeton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Web Stories

Leading Israeli poets to read in February

Four Israeli poets will present readings and discussions of their work on Wednesdays in February on campus.

Scheduled to speak are:

 Aharon Shabtai at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in 102 Jones Hall. The author of 15 books of poetry, Shabtai is a foremost Hebrew translator of Greek drama and currently lectures at Tel Aviv University.

 Meir Wieseltier at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in 202 Jones Hall. The author of some 13 books of poetry, he is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary Israeli poets.

 Rachel Tzvia Back at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in 102 Jones Hall. An American-born poet who has lived in Israel since 1981, she is the author of Azimuth, which recently appeared in English and in Hebrew translation.

 Taha Muhammad Ali at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in 102 Jones Hall. He has published three volumes of poetry and a collection of short stories in Arabic, and is held in the highest esteem by poets throughout Israel and the West Bank.

This series is co-sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies , the Program in Near Eastern Studies , the Carolyn Drucker 80 Memorial Fund and the Program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Wesleyan University.

For more biographical information on the poets, see the media release .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

Back To Top