September 25, 2023 -

Encountering Each Other: Arab and Jewish Poets in Conversation

November 10, 2021    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lifelong Learning Program of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is sponsoring a wonderful evening of virtual adult learning, exploring how writing has helped two poets from diverse backgrounds express and aspire to a more peaceful, honest and hopeful world for Arabs and Jews. Join us:

Encountering Each Other: Arab and Jewish Poets in Conversation with Adam Sol, Philip Metres and Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk will host a discussion on Zoom between two remarkable poets: Philip Metres and Adam Sol. They will share poems from their recent books, and talk about friendship, politics, and faith. Those who attend this virtual program will receive copies of Philip Metres’ most recent book of poetry, Shrapnel Maps, and Adam Sol’s most recent book of poetry, Broken Dawn Blessings.

Philip Metres, a prize winning poet and author of 10 books, has worked for peace and justice in the Middle East for over 25 years through a range of organizations. He is a professor of English and serves as the Director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University in University Heights.

Adam Sol’s poetry has appeared in many anthologies and magazines in the U.S. and Canada. A teacher at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Adam holds a PhD. In English Literature from University of Cincinnati. He has published four books of poetry including Jonah’s Promise, Crowd of Sounds, Jeremiah Ohio, and Complicity, and a nonfiction book about poetry called How A Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry.

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, contact Staci Cohen at or by phone at 216-447-9547.