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Karen Alkalay-Gut

Interviewer

Stan Rubin

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Karen Alkalay-Gut is an award-winning poet and professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She starts the interview by reading her poems, “Plea for a Moratorium on Poems About Jerusalem” and “Belly Dancing, Tel Aviv, March 2002.” She goes on to discuss how poets such as Theodore Roethke and Yehuda Amichai, as well as the influence of music and the feminist movement, have inspired her own poetry. Throughout the interview, she describes how poetry should be a response to our rapidly transitioning lives, as well as be able to connect different types of people. She concludes the interview by reading her poem “a poem” from her book Mechitza.

Date of Forum

9-25-2002

Season

36

Length of Video

41:14

Document Type

Video

Karen Alkalay-Gut

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