Sarra Copia Sulam Project
June 16-18, 2016, Palazzo Fontana Cannaregio 3829
A multi-channel installation with live and recorded poetry readings celebrating the life of seventeenth century Jewish poet, Sarra Copia Sulam. Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove, PEN/Open book winner Meena Alexander and Jewish Book Award winner Esther Schor will share their poetic responses to the compelling life of Sarra Copia Sulam.
Filmmakers and media artists Elizabeth Coffman, Ted Hardin and Mat Rappaport, assisted by filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson, theatre director George Drance, S.J. and the Magis Theatre company performers have produced “Souls and Sonnets” from the original texts written by Copia Sulam and Catholic monk and writer Ansaldo Ceba as well as the contemporary poetry of Rita Dove. The media and poetry reflects on the compelling life story of Sarra Copia Sulam, her role in the Jewish ghetto and its artistic, theological and political history.
More information visit the Sarra Copia Sulam Project website.
The program is supported by Helen W. Drutt English and H. Peter Stern through the Maurice English Poetry Award, Usa. Maurice English was among Eugenio Montale’s first translators and Voice of America for the Italian desk during WWII.