Gabriel Levin’s Essay on Robert Friend’s work


Edward Field’s Essay on Robert Friend


Anthony Rudolf’s Obituary and Tribute


Robert Friend’s poetry


Photos of Robert Friend


Feature of Friend’s work in a previous issue


Robert Friend’s essay on Translating Rachel at www.poetryinternationalweb.net


Robert Friend’s translations. Copyright © Jean Shapiro Cantu


Contributor Notes

David Vogel (1891-1944)

Translated by Robert Friend




On autumn nights...


On autumn nights

a leaf falls in the woods unseen,

lies silently on the ground.


A fish leaps from the waters

of a stream,

and in the dark

a flapping wetness echoes.


In the black distance are sown

hoofbeats of horses unseen,



All this

the weary wanderer hears

and trembles in his bones.



From Found in Translation: Modern Hebrew Poets, a Bilingual Edition

Selected and with an Introduction by Gabriel Levin.

(The Toby Press, 2006)