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“Bridges Between East and West” with poet Ronny Someck

Monday, October 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ronny Someck

This lecture is hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, and is cosponsored by the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies.

Visitor parking options include the Morehead Planetarium lot, meters on Franklin Street, and surface lots on Rosemary Street. Free and open to the public. Campus map/parking.

RONNY SOMECK was born in Baghdad in 1951 and came to Israel as a young child. He has published 13 volumes of poetry (The last called "so much god ") and two books for children with Shirly Someck. He has been translated into 44 languages. Selections of his poems have appeared in Arabic translation, French, Catalan, Albanian, Italian, Macedonian, Yiddish, Croatian, Nepali, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, Germen, Turkish, Russian and English.

His book "the milk underground" (White Pine Press) was awarded the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation 2015 USA. He is recipient of the "Wine poem award" in Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2005 and Hans Berghhuis prize for poetry 2006, Holland. He has been awarded the Cross of The Order of The Knights of Poland and the knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.

Reader: John Caldwell, Teaching Associate Professor, South Asia Section, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director, Nyai Saraswati Gamelan Ensemble. Doctor of Musicology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: Karen Gajewski