A Virtual International Screening of Hyam Plutzik: American Poet
Zen and the Art of Writing in America: A Virtual International Documentary Screening and Talk Back.
Film Screening @ MJFF Virtual Cinema starting on July 10
Hyam Plutzik: American Poet by Oscar-nominated Christine Choy with appearances by Pulitzer prize winners Stanley Kunitz, Galway Kinnell and Donald Hall.
Attendees are invited to view the movie at their leisure.
Talk back Salon Via Zoom and Facebook LIVE on July 13 @ 7 PM
Attendees are invited to join us in real time for a live digital event.
With a special welcome by Obama Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, Essayist, 32 poemas de Hyam Plutzik/32 Poems by Hyam Plutzik (Suburbano Ediciones, 2020). Hosted by Pablo Cartaya, Series Curator and Author John Stuart, Associate Dean, Florida International University. Featuring Igor Shterenberg, Executive Director, Miami Jewish Film Festival and Edward J. Moran, Literary Consultant, Hyam Plutzik: American Poet.
Hyam Plutzik was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the father of Betsy owner Jonathan Plutzik, and grandfather of namesake, Zachary Hyam Plutzik, The Betsy’s Managing Director. The salon conversation will be held on the 109th birthday of Hyam Plutzik (1911-1962). The movie is 55 minutes long (and can be screened at your leisure from July 10-13) - and will be followed by a conversation (on July13 @ 7 PM) that focuses on Plutzik's work, and culminates The Betsy's seven week salon series, dedicated to 'Zen and the Art of Writing in America'. Hyam Plutzik's lines - 'Out of my life I fashioned a fistful of words. When I opened my hands they flew away', are the opening and closing lines imprinted on The Betsy's Poetry Rail that embrace the work of a dozen poets that shaped Miami culture and history. A new collection of Plutzik’s work, by 14 Spanish-speaking poets from around the world, edited by Dr. George Benson (Middlebury College) with a Forward by Obama Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, will be released in 2020 by Suburbano Ediciones.
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