Yetzirah Reading Series

Held online the second Sunday of each month, 5-6:30 p.m. ET, our annual reading series celebrates the publication of recently released collections and anthologies, promoting the work of both emerging and established Jewish poets.


Each reading will take its theme from the Jewish calendar, with topics including self-reflection, wildness, and liberation. 


Yetzirah also partners with Jewish organizations to amplify the diversity of voices in contemporary Jewish poetry, translation, and scholarship.

Fall 2022

September 11 (Self-Reflection) Dan Alter, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Joy Ladin, Sean Singer 

October 9 (Harvest/Fruition/Fullness) Judith Baumel, David Ebenbach, Erika Meitner, Victoria Redel

November 13 (101 Jewish Poems for the New Millennium anthology event) Nancy Naomi Carlson & Matthew Silverman (editors), Jeffrey Levine, Alan Michael Parker, Amy Small-McKinney, Katherine Smith

Spring 2023

January 15 (Trees/Nature) Rebecca Aronson, Rachel Hadas, Maya Pindyck

February 12 (Wildness) Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Rodger Kamenetz, Jason Schneiderman

March 19 (A Translation Event, co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center) Featuring Jennifer Kronovet & Aviya Kushner, with Merle Bachman & Maia Evrona  

April 9 (Liberation/Freedom) Janlori Goldman, Dana Levin, Gail Newman, Yerra Sugarman