Linda Stern Zisquit

5 Hazefira
Jerusalem 91084
Phone: 
972-54-637-1100

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: 
Havoc
(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)
Journals: 
Boston Review, Harvard Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Pequod, Ploughshares, Salamander, Salmagundi, The Southern Review, Tikkun, Washington Square
Chapbook: 
Ghazal-Mazal
(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

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
Raised in: 
Buffalo, NY
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Last updated: Oct 15, 2014