Jewish women’s voices from the
East: an evening of poetry readings
Three women poets with roots in the Middle
East come together to read their work and discuss issues of identity,
womanhood and their relationships with their countries of birth.
Esther Kamkar, who is visiting London, was born in Tehran, Iran.
She left in 1965 for a seven-year stay in Jerusalem and has lived
in the USA since 1973. Her collection of poetry is entitled Hummingbird
Conditions (Ziba Press 2002) and her poetry has been widely published
in numerous magazines and anthologies.Her new collection is entitled
Hum of Bees (Ziba Press, 2011). www.estherkamkar.com
Yvonne Green’s mother's family came to
Boukhara in Central Asia 2,700 years ago to buy the silks for Solomon's
Temple. A prize-winning poetess, journalist and essayist, Yvonne
has read her poems on BBC Radio 4. Her first collection, "The
Assay" is shortly
to enter its third edition. Her second collection -- a book of
translations of the WW2 poet - revered in Russia but unknown in
the West, Semyon Lipkin - will be out in October 2011.
She will contribute poems to a book by Dr. Maisie Meyers about
the lives of Shanghai's Iraqi Jews due for publication in 2012.
Colette Littman was expelled as a Jewish refugee from her native
Egypt in 1956. As well as the publisher of the Littman Library
of Jewish Civilisation, she is a talented poetess, winning Ist
Prize in a National Poetry competition. The Spiro Ark has held
a reading of her poetry and will schedule another later this year.
Chaired by Jennifer Langer of Exiled Writers Ink.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Spiro Ark, 25 – 26 Enford St, London W1H 1DW
Harif / Spiro Ark / Exiled Writers Ink
Advance booking essential on 0207 723 9991 (Spiro Ark)
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