Limmud Toronto 2021 has ended
Back To Schedule
Sunday, November 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wrestling with Texts: Three Jewish Poets Explore Jewish Literary Traditions

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

Poetry has always found creative inspiration in reworking and rebelling against its inheritance. With such rich literary materials in our tradition, Jewish poets in particular have a vast reservoir of ancestral texts, both secular and sacred, to explore and adapt. Three recent collections by Toronto-based poets Alisha Kaplan, Lisa Richter, and Adam Sol engage with texts from the Tanakh, the Siddur, and Yiddish literature to create books resonant for our own time. The poets will read short excerpts from their books and then speak about ways their works address, struggle with, and pay homage to the texts that came before.

avatar for Adam Sol, Alisha Kaplan, Lisa Richter

Adam Sol, Alisha Kaplan, Lisa Richter

Alisha Kaplan is a poet and practitioner of narrative medicine. She has an MFA in Poetry from New York University and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Barnard College. Honours she has received include the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST