Book Tour: Rachel Tzvia Back at Dartmouth College

Ruebner Dust Jacket.inddIsraeli poet and translator Rachel Tzvia Back, author of In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, will be speaking at Dartmouth College on Monday, October 6, at 7pm in the Roth Building. She will talk on the poetry and poetics of pre-eminent Hebrew poet Tuvia Ruebner — poetic peer of Yehuda Amichai and Dan Pagis, literary executor and lifelong friend of Lea Goldberg, award-winning translator of Agnon and others. Back’s lecture will track the central tenets of Ruebner’s poetry, the trajectory of his work from being a voice of the Holocaust generation to offering poetry of protest, and the uniquely life-affirming sensibility of this poetic “Elder of the Tribe.”