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Linda Stern Zisquit

Author's Bio

Five collections of my poetry have been published, most recently Return from Elsewhere (Outriders Poetry Project, co-winner, 2014) and Havoc: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013). My translations from Hebrew poetry include Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach, Let the Words, an expanded collection of Wallach's poetry, and These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam. I am an Associate Professor of Poetry at Bar Ilan University, and Poetry Coordinator for the MA in Creative Writing Program at Bar Ilan. I run Artspace Gallery representing contemporary local artists in Jerusalem, Israel.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Return from Elsewhere (Outriders Poetry Project, 2014), Havoc (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013), These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (Toby Press, 2010), Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006), The Face in the Window (Sheep Meadow Press, 2005), WILD LIGHT: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 1997), Unopened Letters (Sheep Meadow Press, 1996), Ritual Bath (Broken Moon Press, 1993)
Chapbooks:
Ghazal-Mazal (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Journals:
Boston Review, Harvard Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Pequod, Ploughshares, Salamander, Salmagundi, The Southern Review, Tikkun, Washington Square
Prizes:
Co-winner Outriders Poetry Project, 2014; finalist in the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry; NEA Translation Grant, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, shortlisted for a PEN Translation Award, finalist several times for the Poetry Society's work-in-progress award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Heavenly Questions by Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Once in the West by Christian Wiman
Favorite Authors:
Dickinson, Milosz, Robert Creeley, Jack Gilbert, Louise Gluck

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Listing last updated: October 15, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Hebrew
Born in:
Buffalo, NY
Raised in:
Buffalo, NY

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