Celebrate the Passover season with poetry and art!
When you see Yehuda Amichai’s poem, “Poem Without an End,” on the Green or Red MBTA line, take a selfie with it and use #JArtsLiberty. Tag @JArtsBoston on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to get a follow and a repost!
During #NationalPoetryMonth this April, we would love to read your poetry and see your artwork inspired by the theme of freedom! Be sure to use #JArtsLiberty.
We will feature select pieces on our social media pages and on our website. On #FreedomFriday (each Friday during April), we will promote the work of creators making art and poetry about what freedom means to them. Read “Poem Without an End”:
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Inspired by Passover and National Poetry Month, JArts presents a month-long, freedom-themed public art poetry project. Chosen by a jury of acclaimed poets and teachers, the project is built around the freedom-themed poem, “Poem Without an End” by Yehuda Amichai. Look for the #JArtsLiberty MBTA posters on the Green and Red lines, share your photos and reflections on social media, and learn more about the poem and Yehuda Amichai at a community workshop.
If you would like mailed copies of the project toolkit, please fill out this form.
To download the toolkit, click here: #JArtsLiberty Toolkit
Are you involved in an organization that would like to host a poetry or art workshop exploring the theme of freedom? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to follow you back on social media: follow us at @JArtsBoston! Use the following hashtags throughout April to share your thoughts on freedom, poetry, and art:
#JArtsLiberty #freedom #Passover #nationalpoetrymonth
ABOUT POET YEHUDA AMICHAI
Widely considered Israel’s most important modern poet, Yehuda Amichai was born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1924, emigrated with his family to Palestine in 1936, and died in Israel in 2000. His poetry has been translated into 29 different languages, which is why it’s been said that he is the most widely translated Hebrew poet since King David.
To our sponsors:
To the #JArtsLiberty Poetry Jury:
Rabbi Sharon Anisfeld, President Hebrew College
Gail Mazur, poet
January Gill O’Neil, poet
Robert Pinksy, former US poet laureate
Lloyd Schwartz, poet and critic