KlezKanada is thrilled to announce that noted poet and activist, Irena Klepfisz, will be leading this summer’s intensive Poetry Workshop. Irena’s extensive body of writing reflects her commitment to socialist secular Jewish identity and to Yiddish women’s creative and intellectual work. She will also be leading a literary workshop on stories by Yiddish women writers. Irena is the author of a collection of essays, Dreams of an Insomniac and of poems, A Few Words in the Mother Tongue. Most recently, she co-edited The Stars Bear Witness: The Jewish Labor Bund 1897-2017. She was awarded an NEA fellowship in poetry and recognized with the Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Award.
Irena Klepfisz is co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute, New York.