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The Acrobat: The Selected Poems of Celia Dropkin
July 16, 2014


WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 | 6:30-8pm
BOOK LAUNCH
With Faith Jones and Samuel Solomon

Venue: Museum at Eldridge Street | 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Admission: Free
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“In the tender gray,/ no world, no earth./ In the tender gray,/ I swim undisturbed.” Celia Dropkin, who began writing in Yiddish when she arrived in New York from Belarus in 1910, quickly became a unique force among New York Yiddish poets for her use of free verse and her exploration of women’s desire and sexuality. A new bilingual edition of her work, The Acrobat: The Selected Poems of Celia Dropkin, translated by Faith Jones, Jennifer Kronovet, and Samuel Solomon, brings her lyricism and formal experimentation to a new English-speaking audience. Join us for a reading and discussion of the book with Jones and Solomon at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

This event is co-sponsored by YIVO and the Museum at Eldridge Street.

This program is presented as part of the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture. For more information visit here.

Venue: Museum at Eldridge Street | 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002   view map