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AWP Panel - Tikkun Olam: Jewish Poets on Mending the World

  • Tampa Convention Center Room 14, First Floor Tampa, FL (map)

Panelists: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Joy Katz, Erika Meitner, Sam Sax, Robin Beth Schaer

Dating back 2000 years, the concept of Tikkun Olam conveys a responsibility among Jews to help repair the world. This panel will explore how Jewish poets interpret that ethical commandment in their work and balance the solitude of writing with social engagement and activism. Panelists will discuss the particular ways poetry can (and can’t) respond to cultural and environmental crisis, and how writers can, as Grace Paley exhorts, “go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.”

Earlier Event: February 7
College of Wooster