“Writing God”—with Joy Ladin

When we think about God and divine-human relationships, we often feel powerless. But human beings have virtually unlimited power in terms of how we use language to name, invoke, and imagine the divine. We will examine a wide range of examples of this power in biblical and other traditional religious texts, and in modern and contemporary poems, and practice techniques we find there to learn to create language to reflect and extend our own sense of the divine.

Wednesdays (1-2 ET) December 6, 13, 20
$108—standard registration
$88—discounted registration for Yetzirah Members (you can become a member here)
*as we want our offerings to be accessible to all, there is a pay-what-you-can option if this pricing is a hardship

Joy Ladin has published ten books of poetry, including National Jewish Book Award winner The Book of Anna, Lambda Literary Award finalists Transmigration and Impersonation, and newly published Shekhinah Speaks (Selva Oscura). She is also the author of a memoir, National Jewish Book Award finalist Through the Door of Life; and Lambda Literary and Triangle Award finalist The Soul of the Stranger. Visit Joy’s profile in Yetzirah’s Jewish Poets Database.

Though we encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience, all sessions will be recorded and sent to participants.

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