Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement and the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery Present:
Particular Voices of Today: Readings by New GLBT Poets
Monday, June 14, 8:00 pm
Free to Washington DCJCC members/$5 General Public suggested donation
Meet the next generation of queer Jewish writers at this evening of poetry in the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. Poets from New York, Boston and Washington, DC will share their work while surrounded by Robert Giard’s photographs of the pioneering GLBT Jews who came before them.
Scheduled poets include:
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Insatiable Psalm (Hershey, Pa.: Wind River Press, 2005) and What Stillness Illuminated/Vos shtilkayt hot baloykhtn (West Lafayette, Ind.: Parlor Press, 2008), and the editor of the exhibition catalog Mattityahu Strashun (1817-1885): Scholar, Leader, and Book Collector (New York, N.Y.: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 2001). His Yiddish and English language poems, one of which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in numerous online and print publications, including The Adirondack Review, Eclectica Magazine, Five Fingers Review, The Forward, Lily, and Prairie Schooner. He appears in, edited the English subtitles for the Yiddish dialogue, and received an additional writing credit for Divan (Zeitgeist, 2003; palinkapictures.com), a documentary film by Pearl Gluck. Taub was honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage as one of New York’s best emerging Jewish artists.
Adam Stone is the bartender/host emeritus at The Cantab Poetry Slam in Boston, MA. He has been on eleven slam teams representing Boston Cantab, Boston Lizard Lounge, Cape Cod, Worcester, and The People's Republic of Vermont. His work has appeared in several online and print collections, and he has toured the country with Grand Marnier's Slam America, and with Morris Stegosaurus as part of Poetry Is Gay. He was the longest running Champion of Champions at The Cantab Lounge, and was Cape Cod's Spoken Word Poet Laureate from 2000-2006.
Danny Balel was born in Cambridge, MA, surrounded by academia and snark. He has been performing poetry in and around Worcester and Boston for the past five years. This man has the distinct honor to be a member of the 2005 Worcester Youth Poetry Team, a co-founder of the Clark University slam team, and a member of the 2009 Worcester adult slam team. Publications range from The Albion, to The Ballard Street Poetry Journal to The Agni. He has performed at over 100 colleges, high schools, DSS programs, festivals, and a smattering of kindergarten classes. These days, Danny co-hosts the Poets’ Asylum reading in Worcester, works as a tutor and graphic designer in Boston, and tours with the wildly talented and effervescent group ARTiculation.