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  • Adrian Silver, professional dancer and Yiddish activist, describes his scholarly thesis that combines music, dance, and the poetry of Jacob Glatstein. He reads Glatstein's poem, and a major part of Silver's thesis project, Chopin Nocture.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Kathryn Hellerstein, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at University of Pennsylvania, speaks about her journey as a poet and how the urge to spite Ezra Pound prompted her to start reading, translating and teaching Yiddish...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, describes his children's book Golemito, inspired by Eastern European Jewish mythology, the Nahuatl poetry he grew up reading, and his adventures with his "genius inventor" childhood friend.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, echoing Philip Sidney's proclamation that the role of poetry is "to teach and to delight," shares his thoughts regarding the moral dimension that he feels is inherent to the proper...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Nora Paley, the co-editor of the recently published A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry, talks about the life and work of her mother, writer Grace Paley.
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
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  • Maia Evrona, poet and translator of Yiddish poetry, recites one of her favorite poems, "The Fiddler Plays" - which she translated from Avrom Sutzkever's collection, Poems from My Diary/Lider fun Togbukh.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Eugene Driker, chair of the Yiddish Book Center board of directors 2011-2016, remembers how special and unique Friday Nights at the Sholem Aleichem Institute were for him growing up. He remembers the singing, poetry and good company.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Isaac (Ying) Halpern, son of Yiddish poet Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, remembers his father's habits as an artist. He discusses his father's perfectionist approach to writing poetry in contrast with his much less rigorous approach to painting.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Henry Kellerman, psychotherapist and author, discusses the beginnings of his shule education and how he soon became a young orator, reciting poetry and prose for Yiddish cultural events and representing secular Yiddish culture's greatest hopes and...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Jacob Apelberg, Holocaust survivor and translator of Yiddish poetry, describes information circulation in Kazakhstan, 1943. He discusses Radio Moscow playing in the apartment, and a teacher in his Russian school making sure students knew what was...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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