Yehuda AmichaiPoetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20010912, 20001011, 19990908, 19980420
In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most important and influential poet --the late Yehuda Amichai. Also the author of novels, essays and plays, Amichai’s poetry combines religion, politics, irony and the depth of human relationships into works that are admired around the world, having been translated into 33 languages. He’s also credited with having written some of the most powerful love poems in existence. In this program, he’s reads some of his most famous works, including the poem Itzhak Rabin used in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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