Reuven Goldfarb

Rechov Keren HaYesod 128 Artists Quarter
Tzfat, Israel 13201
011-972-4-697-4105; 510-542-8350

Author's Bio

Reuven Goldfarb writes poetry, essays, fictionalized memoir and alternate reality fiction. His work has appeared in scores of print publications and on-line and earned several awards. In a previous decade he co-founded and edited AGADA, the illustrated Jewish literary magazine (1981-88), and later taught Freshman English at Oakland’s Merritt College 1989-1997). He and his wife Yehudit held leadership positions in the Aquarian Minyan, a vanguard Jewish renewal community in Berkeley, during which time Reuven received s’micha as Moreinu, Maggid, and Rabbinic Deputy from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Since 2001, he and his wife have lived in Tzfat, a mountain village in northern Israel, where Reuven has taught classes in Poetry Immersion and Short Story Intensive and presently works as a free-lance copy-editor. He hosts monthly meetings of the Upper Galilee branch of Voices Israel.

Publications and Prizes

To Be a Jew...
(Inter-oco Press, 1977)
72 Virgins
(Voices Israel, 2008)
, Before There is Nowhere to Stand
(Lost Horse Press, 2012)
, My Platoon
(Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1998)
, Voices Israel
(The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English, 2009)
Agada, arc, Blueline, Exquisite Corpse, Galley Sail Review, Haiku Journal, Healing Muse, Letterhead, New Menorah, Oxygen, Poetica, Poetica Magazine, Robert Frost Review, San Pedro River Review, Spitball, Sport Literate, The Deronda Review, The Neo-Victorian/Cochlea, Voice of the Trees
Prizes Won: 
The MacKnight Black Poetry Award (Lafayette College, 1965); Commendation Award from the Chester H. Jones Foundation National Poetry Competition (1998); First Prize, most outstanding poem on Spirituality, Poetica Magazine (2004); Third Place, the Reuben Rose Poetry Competition 2007; Honorable Mention, Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Foundation Poetry for Peace Contest 2010; Honorable Mention, 10th Annual War Poetry Contest of, 2011; Notable Story recognition from Gemini Magazine, 2012.

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Israeli American, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last updated: Jun 29, 2016