About 40 people came out for a program about The Amichai Windows and ensuing reception at the Beineicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University in New Haven, CT. The program about Yehuda Amichai’s poetry included Rick Black’s slide show and talk as well as a panel discussion with three Yale professors, Barbara Harshav, Shiri Goren and Katie Trumpener.
The Beinecke purchased the first of 18 copies of this limited edition artist book, which combines 18 Yehuda Amichai poems with multi-layered collages of images from archives around the world. The book is fittingly now housed with the Beinecke’s collection of Yehuda Amichai’s archive, which includes original poems, photos, essays and other memorabilia.
To highlight the day’s festivities, The Connecticut Jewish Ledger ran a Q and A with Rick Black about The Amichai Windows that you can find here.
Our deep thanks to the Beinecke for hosting this program as well as the celebratory dinner afterwards at the Union League Cafe with the participants as well as the director of the library, E. C. Schroeder, and Nanette Stahl, the Judiaca Librarian at Yale University Library. It was a fitting cap to a memorable and moving evening.
Here are some pictures from the Oct. 30, 2018 program.