Henry Israeli’s books include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002) and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010) and, in translation, Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002) and Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010). He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Grand Street, Quarterly West, Tin House, Fence, Verse as well as several anthologies. Henry Israeli is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books (www.saturnaliabooks.com). He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and daughters.
Publications and Prizes
Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol Press, 2010), New Messiahs (Four Way Books, 2002)
The Art of Bicycling: A Treasury in Verse (Breakaway Books, 2005), Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004)
American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Crowd Magazine, Descant, Drunken Boat, Failbetter, Fence, Fine Madness, GSU Review, Iowa Review, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, Luna, Nimrod, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Perihelion, Quarterly West, Rattapallax, Seneca Review, Sonora Review, Spinning Jenny, The Canary, The Literary Review, Tin House, Verse
Del Sol Poetry Prize, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts Fellowship, MacDowell Colony fellowship
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Listing last updated: January 6, 2013