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"A Voice That's Worth Hearing": Celia Dropkin's Poetry
Ruth Dropkin, daughter-in-law of Celia Dropkin, describes Celia Dropkin's poetry and explains why she thinks people should read it.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) Dropkin.
This excerpt is in English.
Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) Dropkin was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"A Voice That's Worth Hearing": Celia Dropkin's Poetry4 minutes 8 seconds
A Soapbox on Every Corner: Memories of the Depression2 minutes 11 seconds
Childhood Neighborhood in East New York, Brooklyn2 minutes
Meeting Celia Drokin at a Bungalow Colony3 minutes 20 seconds
Family Remembrances of Celia Dropkin1 minute 57 seconds
Reading Celia Dropkin's Poem Tsu May Zun (To My Son)3 minutes 47 seconds
Thoughts on Yiddish2 minutes 19 seconds
Celia Dropkin's Painting Debut1 minute 41 seconds
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