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A Reading by Irena Klepfisz, Poet, Essayist, and Activist, October 18, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Irena Klepfisz, a poet, Yiddish translator, and teacher of English literature, Yiddish language and literature, and Women's, Studies, will do a reading on Wednesday, October 18, 5:00 pm, Taylor Room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

Klepfisz is the author of the poetry collection A Few Words in the Mother Tongue and Dreams of an Insomniac: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches, and Diatribes and a recipient of an National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry. She is a co-editor of The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology and Jewish Women's Call for Peace: A Handbook for Jewish Women on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. She has been a long-time activist whose work has addressed, homophobia in the Jewish community, women and peace in the Middle East, and secular Jewish identity.

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies, English, History, Religion, and Women Studies Departments.

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