Posts Tagged: Poetry Results 1
If you think that everyone, living in the Nothern Israeli town of Tzfat is either an ecstatic kabbalist wrapped in hippie scarves or painter with a blowing glass gallery — or a combination of both — you’re not too far from the truth. Yet, among these characters, there lives a completely different sort of a mystic — Brooklyn-born expat poet, Adam Schonbrun. He recently completed his US tour, zooming through Indiana University, Penn State, and New York, reading from his “New and Selected Poems” collection, as well as from his article on teaching English in the integrated Arab and Israeli College during the Intifada.
At the core of his poetry is always the raw, wide-eyed revelation; and while there’re plenty of Midrashic and Talmudic references throughout, this revelation is generally of the deeply secular nature — sex, drugs, jazz, or even suicide: