Karen Alkalay-Gut

92 Levanon St #4
Ramat Aviv 69345

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

Avra Cadivra
(ZeBook Press, 2002)
, Harmonies/Disharmonies
(Etc. Editions, 1994)
, High Maintenance
(Neamh, 2001)
, Ignorant Armies
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1994)
, In My Skin
(Sivan, 2000)
, So Far So Good
(Sivan, 2005)
, The Love of Clothes & Nakedness
(Sivan, 1999)
Prizes Won: 
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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
So What? by Taha Mohammad Ali

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Israeli American
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London, England
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Rochester, NY
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2013