Tebot Bach Poetry Readings

Tebot Bach’s poetry reading series, for the Southern California community of writers, is held primarily at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. These presentations feature locally, nationally, and internationally known poets, including award-winning writers Chris Abani, Dorothy Barresi, Michael Datcher, Mark Doty, B.H. Fairchild, Richard Garcia, Amy Gerstler, Sam Hamill, David Lehman, Suzanne Lummis, David St. John, Rebecca Seiferle, Patricia Smith, Charles Webb, Cecilia Woloch, and Gail Wronsky.

Sunday, October 3, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (PDT)
Jack Rothman: Poetry Reading & Conversation
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Author of The Voice of Consciousness: Poems Composed After Ninety (Tebot Bach 2021), Jack Rothman has combined his work in social work and sociology with his passion for social justice to develop practical ways for communities to organize. He has been active in issues from opposing block-busting by real estate agents to helping organize the first teach-ins against the Vietnam War. After retiring from his position as full-time UCLA professor, the renowned author even gave stand-up comedy a try. A long-time member of the Sholem Community and SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Rothman and his wife helped found The Jewish Cultural Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. He last spoke at Sholem in 2017, sharing his story about finding his family’s forgotten shtetl in the Ukraine, Searching for Butsnevits: A Shtetl Tale.