Top poet opens ecocriticism session

The session will feature readings and discussions by Jewish and Arab poets on the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

January 9, 2008 10:39


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American Poet Laureate Robert Hass opened a two-day ecocriticism symposium exploring the connection between the environment, literature and the arts in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Also paticipating was Una Chaudhuri, a professor of English and Drama at New York Unversity, and a pioneer in the field of environmental criticism. Numerous Israeli poets joined the discussions. The closing session, which is being held Wednesday, will feature poetry readings and discussions by Jewish and Arab poets on nature writing and the evironment, in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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