Biton’s rhyme and reason

The 18th annual Poets Festival will take place this weekend, under the auspices of the Jerusalem-based Confederation House, at its traditional venue of Metulla. This year’s program is based in the theme of sorcery, which references the poem of the same name – “Kishufim” in Hebrew – by Dalia Ravikovitch, who passed away 10 years ago. The three-day lineup (May 22-24) features tributes to various poets, including Ravikovitch and 84-year-old Nathan Zach, as well as an intriguing slot called To Sprout a Voice in Cotton Wool: Poetry and Revolution. The session will look at how various groups in society – Sephardi, Ashkenazi, women and the religious – are represented in Hebrew poetry.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *