“Comfort O Comfort”: Isaiah in Poetry
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
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.
This event is at 1 PM EST and 8 PM in Israel.
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