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Authors in Conversation III

Two women writers talk about what it means to be a poet in today’s world. Which role can and should literature play while our societies are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges?
Esther Dischereit writes novels, short stories, essays, poetry and plays for radio and the stage. Based in Berlin, Dischereit is regarded a leading figure of second-generation German Jewish literature after the Holocaust.
Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer and naturalist. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion and elsewhere. She lives on Cape Cod with her partner and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University.

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