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The Many Essences of Sutzkever
Poems from Oasis
New translations of six poems from Sutzkever’s 1960 collection Oasis.
Sutzkever’s cycle of poems about his childhood years spent in Siberia: “In the light-dark snowed-under / village of my childhood in Siberia / blossoms bloom from shadows’ eyes— / countless quicksilver blossoms…”
Speaking of Sutzkever: On Yiddish in Scandinavia
New research and translation of Avrom Sutzkever’s work leads to a multilingual, multinational convening of Yiddishists in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Lund, Sweden.
A Funeral in the Rain
A prose poem from Abraham Sutzkever’s 1975 volume Green Aquarium. “A man with a heavy bag on his back approaches a dark city in a rainstorm…”
Three poems from Poems from my Diary
Three poems from Abraham Sutzkever’s collection Poems from My Diary.
Not a translation! An original English-language Yiddish poem.
Alternative Futures of the Past: An Interview with Daniel Kahn
Daniel Kahn talks about his musical influences, how all of his languages interact with each other in his songs, and what it means to “tradapt” a song across languages and time.
Here Dwells the Jewish People
A review of Avraham Novershtern’s new book on a century of American Yiddish literature. Our reviewer asks: was Yiddish literature in America a cultural enterprise that was doomed from the start or one that generated multiple beginnings?