Poetry Reading with Judith Kerman

Join us on MARCH 8 as we celebrate Women's History Month with a special poetry reading from former T'chiyah member Judith Kerman!

**Use the form below to RSVP. Access info will be sent to approved registrants closer to the date of the event.**

We are delighted to welcome our former member, acclaimed poet and translator Judith Kerman, to virtually return to T'chiyah for a special poetry reading and Q&A, in anticipation of the publication of her new book Definitions (forthcoming, May 2021, from Fomite Press).

All are welcome to attend. 

ABOUT JUDITH KERMAN:

Judith Kerman, a.k.a. Reb Kugel, the Rubadubdubber Rebbe, is a Jewish Buddhist Quaker clown in passionate pursuit of the Cheshire cat called Truth. She has published ten collections of poetry, most recently Aleph, broken; Poems from My Diaspora, published in 2016 by Broadstone Media, and three books of translations of Cuban and Dominican women’s poetry and fiction. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic in 2002. Kerman founded Earth’s Daughters magazine in Buffalo, NY (1971 to present) and runs Mayapple Press, located in Woodstock, NY. Her next book of poetry, Definitions, will be published by Fomite Press in May 2021.

PRAISE FOR DEFINITIONS and ALEPH, BROKEN:

  • "In this remarkable collection of “definitions,” Judith Kerman has created a poetic dictionary, a book of memories, and compendium of exquisitely worded images that help us understand how a woman sees the world around her. With both wit and artistry, each of Kerman's “definitions” begins with clear prose and slowly flows into the realm of poignant poetry. This is a wonderful and essential book.”
    —Eleanor Lerman, author of Satellite Street

  • "Judith Kerman’s new collection of poems, is a gathering of restrained and thoughtful mediations on her life, focusing on her secular Jewishness and the implicit impact history has had on the way she experiences the world. Kerman is a poet who observes everything with careful eyes, unsentimental about her own failings. She is doing some meaningful witnessing— testifying to the simple power of living in the non-dramatic and resisting the temptation to (over) dramatize it. Her best poems are refreshing observations—her mother’s Florida garden, her difficulty trying to describe a color, the flash of a diamond ring on her finger after she’s bought it for herself at auction, mastering and using religious language, though it’s clear this is an exercise, not a passion. Judith Kerman writes with substance, a wholesome acceptance of an imperfect world, oneself included. Her poems are an admirable reality-check for all of us." 
    —Diane Wakoski, poet & Retired Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

⬇️Use the form below to RSVP. We will send out Zoom access information soon. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jake at [email protected] ⬇️

WHEN
March 08, 2021 at 7pm - 8pm
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Jake Ehrlich ·
55 RSVPS
Stephen Lewandowski Susan Sheiner Terry Bohnhorst Blackhawk Yvonne Osborne Alana Alpert Adrienne Wright David Landrey Nancy Takacs Susan Coronel Desirée O'Clair Larry Moore Guy Reed Anna Grinshpun Penelope Levine Cristina Deptula John Palen Bertha Rogers Jessica Pearlman Susan Meade Linda Rodríguez Deb Kraklow Alinda Wasner Laura Rosenthal Leslie Snow Judith Kerman sheila kohn Rhoda Stamell Stephanie Glazier Victoria Kohl Harriet and Alvin Saperstein marian sandweiss Lora Frankel Sandra Gross Roz Schindler Syma Echeandia Bonnie Green Jake Ehrlich

Who's RSVPing

Stephen Lewandowski
Susan Sheiner
Terry Bohnhorst Blackhawk
Yvonne Osborne
Alana Alpert
Adrienne Wright
David Landrey
Nancy Takacs
Susan Coronel
Desirée O'Clair
Larry Moore
Guy Reed
Anna Grinshpun
Penelope Levine
Cristina Deptula
John Palen
Bertha Rogers
Jessica Pearlman
Susan Meade
Linda Rodríguez
Deb Kraklow
Alinda Wasner
Laura Rosenthal
Leslie Snow
Judith Kerman
sheila kohn
Rhoda Stamell
Stephanie Glazier
Victoria Kohl

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    Thank you very much for the invite, excited to attend!
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