W/rites and Rhapsodies: Travel Israel and write poetry with Adeena Karasick and Michael Dickel

OriginalThis is a very special event my friend Michael Dickel, Ph.D. has designed in concert with Adeena Karasick, Ph.D. You’ve read some of Michael’s work in The Poet by Day and some in The BeZine, where he is Contributing Editor.  Link HERE for an interview with Michael. J.D.

July 3-18 2016 Travel Israel—write poetry! Immerse yourself in a spectral past and resonant present with renowned poets and performers Adeena Karasick and Michael Dickel.

Deadline for registration is 15 April.

Registration: CLICK HERE

Write! Tour! Perform! Listen! Learn! Feast! Through the labyrinths of the old city of Jerusalem, mystical mountains of Tzfat, Bedouin villages, caves and waterfalls, The Dead Sea, Galilee, Masada at sunset, or on a camel through the Sinai, write through the specters of the past into a resonant present with tour leaders and renowned authors, performers and essayists, Adeena Karasick and Michael Dickel.

AdeenaAdeena Karasick, Ph.D. is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics.

Writing at the intersection of post-Language Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, Adeena’s urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature ‘syllabic labyrinth’” (Craig Dworkin).

Adeena’s most recent publications are: This Poem (Talonbooks, 2012) and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014).

Adeena teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at The Pratt Institute and is co-founding Director of KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

B&W Pompeii copyMichael Dickel, Ph.D.is a writer, photographer and artist, is chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He received top awards in the 2008 and 2009 Reuben Rose Poetry Competitions, co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010) and was managing editor of arc–23 (2014) and arc–24 (2015).

Michael’s poetry, prose, and photographs have appeared in small-press literary journals, anthologies, art books,and online. His latest book of poems, War Surrounds Us, came out in July 2015.

Michael holds degrees in psychology, creative writing, and literature. He taught college and university writing courses in the United States and Israel for nearly twenty-five years. He directed the Student Writing Center at the University of Minnesota and the Macalester Academic Excellence Center at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN).

Michael has published articles, presented conference papers, and led workshops on writing and the teaching of academic writing. He lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he writes and occasionally teaches.

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