Music and Poetry Night, Mon 5th August
Khayke Beruriah Wiegand reads from her collection of poetry: Have You Seen My Goat ? And Other Poems or Tsi hot ir gezen mayn tsig ? un andere lider
We’re not sure if she’s reading in Yiddish or English but either way it makes for an unusual night, missing poetry with Iranian and Yiddish influences and roots. For many years Wiegand has been writing poetry in Yiddish and has published her poetry in various publications from USA, France, Italy to Israel.She is also a translator from Yiddish and has published a bilingual edition of A.N. Stencl’s early verse, co-translated with Stephen Watts (Five Leaves, 2007), as well as a translation of a book of memoirs by the Grodno writer Leib Reizer (Yad Vashem, 2009). She is the Woolf Corob Lector in Yiddish at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (University of Oxford).
Hosted by Hasani Hasani, of the EWI committee
7.30pm Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Covent Garden tube)