Yetzirah Book Club

With a deep dive into four poetry collections; talks by authors, scholars, and translators; and opportunities for discussion, we invite you to join us in savoring and celebrating an expansive range of Jewish poetry.


Each season will feature:

  • a book by a poet no longer living
  • a contemporary poet
  • a book of poetry in translation 
  • an international poet

Fall 2023

October 15 (12 pm ET) Bert Meyers: On the Life and Work of an American Master

A reading and conversation with editor Dana Levin, as well as Maurya Simon and Sean Singer, who contributed essays to this book, with host Rick Chess.

December 3 (12 pm ET) Victoria Redel, Paradise

A reading and conversation with Victoria Redel, with host Rick Chess.

Spring 2024

March 3 (1 pm ET): In the Hour of War: Poems from Ukraine, edited by Carolyn Forché and Ilya Kaminsky

A reading and conversation with editors Carolyn Forché and Ilya Kaminsky, with host Yerra Sugarman.

April 7 (12 pm ET): Linda Zisquit, Havoc: New & Selected Poems

A reading and conversation with Linda Zisquit, with host Rick Chess.

Ways to Join Us

Yetzirah Book Club Membership

  • Receive discounted admittance for all four meetings
  • Only YBC members will be able to engage in the Q&A that follows each event
  • YBC members will be invited to participate in a private discussion group immediately following each event

À la carte Attendance

  • You are invited to purchase a copy of the book and join us as an audience member for the live discussion and Q&A

$25 per event

  • Click on the individual links above to purchase tickets for each event.
  • As we want our events to be accessible to all, if this price is a hardship, there is also a pay-what-you-can option.