Also in this issue.
Poetry from Israel - Spring 2002Karen Alkalay-Gut teaches poetry at Tel Aviv University and chairs the Israel Association of Writers in English. Her 19th book, So Far So Good, is scheduled for publication in September from Sivan. Her new book in Hebrew, Obvious, is forthcoming.
Sharron Hass (b.1966 Israel) has studied and taught classics at Tel Aviv University. One of the founders of a writing program for gifted adolescents, she has represented Israel at poetry festivals in Rotterdam and Macedonia. Her first book appeared in 1997; her second, The Stranger and the Everyday Woman, this winter.
Lisa Katz completed her dissertation on Sylvia Plath last year for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she teaches. Her poetry currently appears in Leviathan Quarterly (England) issues 2 & 3, and The Reading Room 3 (New York City); her translations from the Hebrew have appeared in The New Yorker, Jubilat and many other magazines. Some poems from the "Breast Art" series have appeared in Nimrod, Rhino, and Inkwell. In this issue, she is represented by her electronic chapbook, Breast Art, and by her translations from the Hebrew of Agi Mishol, Admiel Kosman, Sharron Hass, and Rami Saari.
(b. 1957 Israel ) is professor of Talmud at Bar Ilan University, the author of five books of poetry (most recently We Have Reached God and A New Commentary, with God's Help ) and a newspaper columnist . His column, a post-modern view of midrash, appears in the Friday edition of Israel's leading newspaper, whose English version may be found at: www.haaaretzdaily.com