Please join members of the local and University of Cincinnati communities at the Taft Research Center to hear Bea Opengart, Educator Assistant Professor of English, at the University of Cincinnati Taft Research Center Lecture Room. She will read from her new book of poetry In the Land, featuring poetry about Israel.

Date: Thurs. Oct. 27

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: The Taft Research Center, across from UC’s McMicken Hall, downstairs lecture room.

Specs: This book of poetry is the result of Bea’s wide-ranging journey through Israel, especially sites associated with early Talmudists —including a rare female commentator, Bruriah.  The book reflects Bea’s travels to northern and central Israel, Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, some limited excursions to the West Bank, and a kibbutz near Haifa, where she worked as a fruit-picker.

Speaker: Bea Opengart’s poems have appeared in a number of journals including The American Voice, Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, The Iowa Review, The Journal, The Louisville Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Humanities Review, Tiferet, and many others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, and she has received grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Kentucky Arts Council, and The Ohio Arts Council.  Her  book Erotica was published by Owl Creek Press in 1995. A chapbook,This Day, was published by Finishing Line Press in the spring of 2011. In the Land, a full length collection, was published by Dos Madres Press, also in spring 2011.  Bea teaches English Composition and Poetry Writing at the University of Cincinnati.

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