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Saturday, March 19 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Modern Yiddish Poetry: A Bridge to the World

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We often think of Yiddish as "mamaloshn"-- the language of the home -- but for the poets of American Yiddish modernism like Yankev Glatshteyn and Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, Yiddish was also a bridge to an international artistic avant-garde. In this session, we will learn about how Yiddish modernist poets understood their work, and we will read and discuss some excellent examples of their poetry. All texts will be in translation—no Yiddish knowledge required!

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Danny Mintz

Daniel Mintz teaches English at Loyola University New Orleans, and received his Ph.D. in English and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm CDT
Gates of Prayer -- Room 12 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South, Metairie, LA 70002