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Heather Valencia

Heather Valencia was a lecturer in German language and literature at the University of Stirling. She began studying Yiddish in the 1980s, wrote her doctoral thesis on the poetry of Avrom Sutzkever, and has published widely on Sutzkever and other aspects of modern Yiddish literature, as well as translating Yiddish prose and poetry, and teaching Yiddish language in summer programmes and at her regular class in Edinburgh.

20th Century Jewish Journeys: Avrom Sutzkever and A.C. Jacobs

Heather Valencia and Merle Bachman introduce the lives, works and indelible impact of Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever and Scottish poet A.C. Jacobs, with readings from recently published books of their poetry.