“Reckless Love”: Poems by Raquel Chalfi

All of Israel celebrated Purim on Sunday, and Monday in Jerusalem. In honor of the festival, host Marcela Sulak reads Raquel Chalfi’s work from the┬árecently published collection Reality Crumbs, translated by┬áTzippi Keller.

Here is an excerpt from her poem “Reckless Love,” Blues:

“I was a little reckless,
he was a little reckless
in a cheap cafe on the eve of Purim,
everyone around us with the face to the TV up on the wall.
He broadcast to me on a high frequency.
I wanted to broadcast low-low but it came out high. I was a little reckless, he was a little reckless.”

For information about Chalfi, listen to when she was featured on the podcast once before in 2015.

Text:
Reality Crumbs by Raquel Chalfi. SUNY Press, 2015.

Music:
7 Years – Lukas Graham – Violin cover by Daniel Jang
Lost Boy – Ruth B – Violin cover by Daniel Jang

Producer: Ariella Plachta
Technical producer: Tammy Goldenberg

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