Wed 25 April 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Levinsky 39 - Levinsky 39, Tel Aviv,
Levinsky Heights, A פoetry רeading //הקראת שירה בסביוני לוינסקי
Adam Ahmed * Karen Alkalay-Gut * Melissa Mack // אדם אחמד * קרן אלקלעי-גוט * מליסה מאק
reading between Darfur, Tel-Aviv, London, and San-Francisco, בין דרפור, תל-אביב, לונדון, סן-פרניסקו
Adam Ahmed is a Darfuri author, a play writer, a teacher and an activist among African asylum seekers in Israel. He was born in the village of Dissa in Darfur. Adam writes about Dafuri culture and the life in the countryside of Darfur before the war, about the genocide in Darfur and about the lives of Darfuri refugees in exile. He published two books in English; the nightmare of the exile and the voyage of destiny. His first book was translated into Hebrew and Arabic. Currently, he is writing a novel called Haj Sabur about the village life in Darfur.
Karen Alkalay-Gut’s mobile past – her birth in London, England near the end of the aerial assaults, her emigration to the United States with her family in 1948, and her immigration to Israel in 1972 – has influenced her poetry. Her education in English poetry, as well as her background in Yiddish and Hebrew, has contributed as well to the understanding that life can be experienced on numerous levels at once. The author of many books in English, and books translated into Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian, she has written on numerous subjects and worked in countless media. She has also written many poems for t-shirts, jackets, underwear and public toilets. Her latest book, Inheritance, written in Yiddish and Hebrew, was published 2018.
Melissa Mack is a poet. Her book The Next Crystal Text is just out from Timeless, Infinite Light. Her chapbook Includes All Strangers was published by Brent Cunningham’s Hooke Press in 2013. She is interested in structures, and feeling, and structures of feeling. She is visiting us from Oakland, California.
*Also hosted by Amital Stern
**Image by Dede Bandaid, photo c by Yoav Litvin