Berger Poetry Reading


Zackary Sholem Berger will read from his new book Not in the Same Breath (a book of poems in both English and Yiddish)

Where: Harold Washington Library Center

When: Tues Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM

Zackary Sholem Berger, better known to Forverts readers as Sholem Berger, will be in Chicago for a medical convention in October. (Those of you who read Forverts &/or The Forward regularly may have enjoyed his dispatches from medical school, and then as a resident in training in internal medicine.)

Among Sholem’s other accomplishments is producing children’s books, specifically translating two Dr. Seuss books (One Fish, Two Fish and The Cat in the Hat)  into Yiddish. Sholem did this in collaboration with his wife Celeste (a book designer), and they were allowed to use the publisher’s copyrighted design, artwork, etc. as an “official” translation of these works.

Some of you may remember when Sholem and Celeste came to Chicago to read from Kats, der Payats way back in 2004, others may remember studying these texts (not really exact translations but rather adaptations capturing the essence of each story) in Khane Feygl’s classes. 

Come to the Chicago Authors Room on the 7th Floor of the Harold Washington Library Center on October 18th and help us welcome Sholem back to the Windy City!

4 Responses to “Berger Poetry Reading”

  1. Jan Lisa Huttner Says:

    This just in: The Spertus Shop has received approval to sell copies of “Not in the Same Breath” @ HWLC, so you can purchase one (if you like) & have ZSB sign it while he’s in town.

  2. Adrienne Says:

    Hi, Micah, Happy New Year, m’love. Don’t expect you to make it to this, but just wanted to let you know my nephew is coming to your town for a book reading! Tell ALL the hundreds of Yiddish fans you know, ha,ha. x0x0 Ade

  3. Adrienne Says:

    Good luck in Chicago. Have a great trip!

  4. Not in the Same Gust // Zackary Sholem Berger Says:

    […] reading poetry on the 18th in Chicago, 6:30pm at the Harold Washington Library Center. You should come, or send a Chicago […]

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