Israeli poet to hold reading, lecture

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ The Department of English will partner with Xavier’s Jewish Studies program to host Rachel Tzvia Back, an Israeli poet, translator and peace activist from Israel. Back will be hosting two events during the week of Sept. 8. The first event will feature a poetry reading by Back herself. She will also host a lecture on another Hebrew poet, Tuvia Ruebner. Back’s lecture, called “Illuminating the Dark: the Poetry & Poetics of Tuvia Ruebner,” will shed light on the central themes and principles of Ruebner’s poetry. Ruebner is considered a prolific voice of the Holocaust generation. … Continue reading Israeli poet to hold reading, lecture