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Isaiah was passionate about language – the sound and feel of it, the way it can make us laugh and marvel and weep.

Though he was certainly a voracious reader and spent plenty of time alone with the printed page, his particular joy was to bring literature alive for theatre and radio audiences. Read more about his work on:


Selected Shorts – Isaiah as host and reader in this celebration of the short story on stage and radio


Bloomsday on Broadway – Isaiah as creator of this marathon celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, and why he was such a devotee of that work


And more – Yeats, Whitman, Poe, Twain, Singer, McCourt, and other literary loves

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