Linda Stern Zisquit

5 Hazefira
Jerusalem 91084

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

(Sheep Meadow Press, 2013)
, Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2006)
, Return from Elsewhere
(Outriders Poetry Project, 2014)
, Ritual Bath
(Broken Moon Press, 1993)
, The Face in the Window
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2005)
, These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam
(Toby Press, 2010)
, Unopened Letters
(Sheep Meadow Press, 1996)
, WILD LIGHT: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach
(Sheep Meadow Press, 1997)
Boston Review, Harvard Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Pequod, Ploughshares, Salamander, Salmagundi, Southern Review, Tikkun, Washington Square Review
(Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
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

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Caucasian, Jewish
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Buffalo, NY
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Last updated: Oct 15, 2014