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Karen Alkalay-Gut

Author's Bio

After 25 books of poetry, a biography, and thousands of poems and articles, I'm thinking of becoming serious about writing. My latest book of poetry in English is "Layers" (2012) but I feel a few more coming. Whatever results, it's clear my concentration is on communication, with humor as a means of enabling transmitting even the most painful and pleasurable of experiences. On the back cover of "Layers" is a poem: Admit it There was a reason you picked me up the size, shape, awakened an ache the heft felt true to your hand It’s only a book, so you might give up in the middle or the beginning of your browsing But admit it You’ll remember me

Publications and Prizes

Books:
So Far So Good (Sivan, 2005), Avra Cadivra (ZeBook Press, 2002), High Maintenance (Neamh, 2001), In My Skin (Sivan, 2000), The Love of Clothes & Nakedness (Sivan, 1999), Harmonies/Disharmonies (Etc. Editions, 1994), Ignorant Armies (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1994)
Prizes:
For Poetry: prizes from BBC World Service, Prairie Schooner, FemSpec, Arvon, and numerous others. Numerous prizes in Israel for poetry books. For research and travel: Fulbright travel, British Council, University awards.

Karen Alkalay-Gut Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
So What? by Taha Mohammad Ali
Favorite Books:
Complete Poems of Theodore Roethke; Patterson, William Carlos Williams; Gogol, Vladimir Nabokov;
Favorite Authors:
Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Ernest Dowson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel West, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde,

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Listing last updated: July 5, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Israeli American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Yiddish
Born in:
London
Raised in:
Rochester, NY

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