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‘The unremitting power of a single voice’

A woman holds a book at a podium while a screen behind her projects the image of her great grandfather. Audience members are seated in the foreground.
Ukrainian-American Jewish poet Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach read her poetry and discussed Ukrainian history at The J in May.

“It was an evening of poetry, purpose, passion and pain — and the unremitting power of a single voice,” writes Richard Friedman in Southern Jewish Life about a recent poetry reading at The J.

“Most of all, it brought those there into a deeper understanding of the brutal tragedy that has befallen the people of Ukraine.

“Declaring ‘Everyone in this room is now a poet,’ Jewish poet Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach — who, with her family, left Ukraine for the U.S. in 1993, at age six — pierced the hearts of her listeners and probed their minds; discomforting them at times, while affirming one more way they could align themselves with her besieged country of birth.”

Read Richard’s full story in Southern Jewish Life

Read The J’s interview with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach…