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 & Prizes

Return from Elsewhere (Outriders Poetry Project, 2014)
Havoc (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013)
These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (Toby Press, 2010)
Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006)
The Face in the Window (Sheep Meadow Press, 2005)
WILD LIGHT: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 1997)
Unopened Letters (Sheep Meadow Press, 1996)
Ritual Bath (Broken Moon Press, 1993)
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

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
White, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Buffalo, NY
New York
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Oct 15, 2014