I don’t know if any of you have noticed but I’ve been updating pages on my site with photos and videos of poetry readings and performances…drop menus! (It was exciting for me because it took me forever to figure out how to do it. You can remain unimpressed. I’ll understand.)
Just to give you a look, I’m posting here below one of my favorite pages “Poets of Babel Readings” (Found in the drop menu of “Poetry Readings (Video)”).
Enjoy! (And check out all the pages & drop menus!)
Below are the public poetry readings I’ve given at Poets of Babel. To read more about Poets of Babel, see videos, photos and the Poets of Babel Facebook page, see here.
Poets of Babel 1 Year Anniversary at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, May 30, 2013
Poets of Babel #14 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, June 24, 2013
“אין גן עדן בגן שלנו” (“There is no heaven in our garden”)
Poets of Babel #15 at Avram Bar, July 21, 2013
(Poem starts at 0:52 after introduction in Hebrew)
Poets of Babel #17 at Hanal’e (The Han Theater Coffee Shop), September 16, 2013
“To the Soldiers of Fortune”
I’ve got almost a month of events to catch you up on! But we’ll do this in chronological order. If you haven’t seen it on Poets of Babel’s Facebook page, here are the videos from the poetry readings June 24th, 2013 (Late, I know! But when you see the rest of what I’ve been doing, you’ll understand!)
Tuvit Shlomi, Dutch (By the way, here is a very interesting article about Tuvit)
Emmy Raviv, English
Gilad Meiri, Hebrew (Gilad Meiri is a prominent Israeli poet, read more about him and his organization Poetry Place)
Talea Azzam, Arabic (Notice how he says Babel/Babili!)
Isabelle Cohn, German
Natan Perchikov, Russian
How about a round of applause? For the rest of the photos from the event, click here.
Since my first poetry slam, I’ve been getting busy with poetry, doing more readings this year than ever before, EVER.
This event is from June 3, 2013 at Tmol Shilshom, a bookstore cafe restaurant in Jerusalem, made famous for being a place where “Israel’s best known writers read from their works.” These days, it is a common location for literary events such as the Young Writers’ Evening organized by Jerusalem Village.
I actually joined the event quite last-minute, but I was glad I did as I met a new poet and friend there (you’ll see her in later Poets of Babel videos) as well as learned what else is going on in the English speaking Israeli poetry scene.
Here are my videos of the reading:
“Rhyme & Reason”
Just for fun! Here is a recap of the end of the year performance that I participated in with Studio 6 at the Gerard Behar Theater in Jerusalem (I danced Flamenco, Belly dancing, & Salsa). I’ve got a cameo from the Salsa performance in the video. Can you find me? 😉
…more news coming about an awesome Poetry Slam
It took me a while, perhaps too long, but I have still abided by my old rule of sharing “before the next event,” which will be next Monday, June 24th. Instead of telling you how it was, I’m just going to let you listen for yourself. It’ll be almost like you didn’t miss a thing.
~To enjoy the human voice in variation; to love the spoken word, foreign and poetic…
Moriel Rothman- English, Hebrew & Arabic
Amir Khalifa- Arabic
Alon Metrikin Gold- Hebrew
Sarina Furer- English
Valery Daniel Karasik- Russian
Shoshana Sarah – (English) Closing Poem, Dedicated to Maïté
Spoken Word Open Mic with Live Music- Nathan
Spoken Word Open Mic with Live Music- Ellen Potless