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An Evening with Rodger Kamenetz
October 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us Tuesday, October 11th at 6pm for an evening with Rodger Kamenetz to celebrate his book, The Missing Jew: Poems 1976-2022. There will be a reading followed by a book signing. This event is free to attend.
“Kamenetz’s poems whirl and shake on the page. He is the poet of the living history of unspeakable names and his book…sings with dark wit the tales of tough family spirits.” –Louise Erdrich, author of Love Medicine
The Missing Jew uniquely represents forty-six years of continual work, updated to include thirty years of new work since the previous edition.
“The Leaves of Grass of Jewish American poetry” – Richard Chess, author of Tekiah and Love Nailed to the Doorpost
Rodger Kamenetz is an award-winning poet, author and teacher. Of his 13 books, his best known is The Jew in the Lotus, the story of rabbis making a holy pilgrimage through India to meet with the Dalai Lama. His account of their historic dialogue became an international bestseller, prompting a reevaluation of Judaism in the light of Buddhist thought. Now in its 37th printing overall, The Jew in the Lotus is a staple of college religion courses. The New York Times called it a “revered text.” A PBS documentary followed, and a sequel, Stalking Elijah, was awarded the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought.