TITLE: Prayers of a Heretic: A Poetry Reading
SPEAKER: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
EVENT DATE: 08/27/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
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A reading by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub from his fourth book of poems, "Prayers of a Heretic," which explores the act of heresy and the condition of displacement refracted through the language of poetry and prayer. The title character has left the Orthodox Jewish world of his youth but remains engaged with his heritage and, in particular, the practice of prayer, albeit of a less traditional kind. Many of the poems in the collection celebrate reading, books and libraries as avenues for refuge and personal reconfiguration.
Speaker Biography: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of four volumes of poetry.