A Jewish Poetry Salon: In Celebration of Shavuot

Date & Time: Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Newton’s New Jewish Collaborative Campus, 1860 Washington Street, Newton MA 02466 (in-person only)

Hosts and Sponsoring Institutions: Co-sponsored by Temple Reyim, Hebrew College, JARTS, Jewish Women’s Archive, Kesher Newton, Keshet, Mayyim Hayyim, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, RUACH, and Zamir Chorale of Boston.

Gail Mazur is the author of Land’s End: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2020); Figures in a Landscape (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Zeppo’s First Wife: New & Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2005), which won the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award; and They Can’t Take That Away from Me (University of Chicago Press, 2001), among other books. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the Radcliffe Institute. 

Lloyd Schwartz is the Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA, Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at UMass Boston, a critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and WBUR, and an editor of the poetry and prose of Elizabeth BishopHis awards include Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, and Academy of American Poets fellowships in poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His latest book is Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (U of Chicago Press). 

Ron Slate’s new poetry collection is Joy Ride. He is the editor of the online literary arts magazine On The Seawall and lives in Aquinnah, MA. He grew up in Quincy MA and earned a Masters degree in creative writing from Stanford University. His earlier poetry collections are The Incentive of the Maggot and The Great Wave.