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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

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)
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.

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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

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Rochester, NY

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