Esther in Des Moines

The Purim story, with appearances by Ronald Reagan and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Poster for State Fair, the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Poster for State Fair, the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Atar Hadari
Observation
March 13 2014
About the author

Atar Hadari’s Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H. N. Bialik (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award. His Lives of the Dead: Poems of Hanoch Levin earned a PEN Translates award and was released in 2019 by Arc Publications. He was ordained by Rabbi Daniel Landes and is completing a PhD on William Tyndale’s translation of Deuteronomy.


The other night, my children put on a show in the kitchen, with me running the lights. For the first time ever, my son, now six, was entrusted with his own song:

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