Weaving Our Poems Into History's Garment

Led by Cathleen Cohen
Mondays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2021 7:00–8:30 PM ET
$144 for four sessions 

Jewish poets from the past offer us their voices, wisdom and concerns, many of which connect to our lives today. We'll explore the work of some fascinating Jewish American poets, such as Horace Traubel (friend of Walt Whitman), experimental Objectivist poets (George Oppen, Charles Reznikoff, and Louis Zukofsky), Muriel Rukeyeser, Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich and others. Many were steeped in social activism and explorations of the self and the functions that poetry can serve.

Please join us as we follow the threads of past writers. Their writing will inspire our own work.
Each participant will receive one individual half-hour session with the instructor during the course of this offering.


All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

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Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pa. A painter, poet and teacher, she founded ArtWell’s “We the Poets” program in Philadelphia (www.theartwell.org). Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, Philadelphia Stories and other journals. Her chapbook Camera Obscura was published by Moonstone Arts Press.

Found in: Pursuing Justice