phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program, features poets, writers and scholars who discuss the writing process and how that process reveals and defines their lives. It also provides insight into the historical, social, cultural and political connections that appear in their works, and enliven the exploration of literature and literary analysis with dramatizations and readings. phatLiterature also features a Q&A segment and showcases visual artists by integrating their works as part of the set design, including a 60- second segment, VISUAL SIGNATURES, which appears in each episode. http://www.phatliterature.org
This episode features Ronny Someck, Barbara Goldberg, D.H. Melhem; with visual artist Jorge Ambrosoni
Ronny Someck, an Iraqi-born poet living in Israel and his translator, fellow-poet and editor, Barbara Goldberg, reveal literary trends in Israel and discuss Someck’s poetry collection, THE FIRE STAYS IN RED, translated from the Hebrew by Moshe Dor and Barbara Goldberg. Arab American professor and poet D.H. Melhem reacquaints viewers with Arab American literature, as well as sharing her personal literary works. This clip features David & Handal, Ronny Someck, Barbara Goldberg and D.H. Melhem.
phatLiterature is produced by Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. http://www.theiaas.org