Several members read poems at the Urban Harvest book launch reading, held at the Camden/Lumen Poetry Series. Books will also become available for ordering online shortly. Meanwhile, here are some photos from the evening.
Memeber Miriam Halahmy has a poem in the collaborative anthology Art Home Lands (Pomegranate Press, 2012), which features art alongside poems in English translated into Arabic and Hebrew.
Miriam also has a poem in the recent issue of Jewish Renaissance Magazine.
Well done, Miriam!
About this piece, Miriam says:
Janusz Korczak, 1878 -1942, doctor, author and Director of the Orphanage, Warsaw Ghetto. In 1942 the Nazis marched all of the 200 orphans and staff to the station and deported them to Treblinka death camp where everyone perished. I visited the present day orphanage in 2004 on a visit through Poland and Lithuania with my synagogue. I wrote the poem on the coach to Treblinka. In 2011 Helen Bonney, author and composer, read the poem and decided to set it to music. It is performed by her son, Jack Cooke, a professional musician. The poem and the soundtrack are a tribute to Korczak and all of his staff and the children.
Listen to “A Message to the Children“.