(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Book artist and poet Rick Black will engage in conversation with Rutgers professor Gary A. Rendsburg about his limited-edition artist book, which pays homage to the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, considered to be Israel's finest modern poet. Black will unwrap The Amichai Windows, revealing its exquisite sculptural design, as well as discuss his personal encounters with Amichai and share the illuminated poems.
This online event will be held Sunday, March 7, at noon on the Zoom platform. Free and open to the public, it is presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University. Advance registration is required at BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu. More information about The Amichai Windows can be found at amichaiwindows.com.
New Jersey native Rick Black is an award-winning book artist and poet. His artist books are represented in private and public collections, including the Library of Congress, Yale University, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He received the 2019 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award.
Gary A. Rendsburg is the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History at Rutgers University. He was a consultant to Rick Black on the translations of Amichai's poems from the original Hebrew into English.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life connects the university with the community through public lectures, symposia, Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training.