JTS Alum Eitan Kensky on Yiddish Poetry

“[Avrom] Sutzkever survived the Vilna Ghetto and he was a partisan in the forests of Lithuania. His first collection, Lider (Poems) , was published in 1937. He used modernist rhymes and rhythms, but his subject was eternal: nature. ‘Green Aquarium’ and the other prose poems later collected under that title were written in the early 1950s. Sutzkever’s poetry was turning from the natural world to memory and remembrance, and ‘Green Aquarium’ marked a break from his earlier work and earlier life.”

Continue reading List College alum Eitan Kensky’s “The Hopeful Edges of Trauma” in Sh’ma Now, hosted by Forward.