Linda Stern Zisquit


5 Hazefira POB 8448
Jerusalem 91084

Author's Bio

Five full-length 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). A chapbook "From the Notebooks of Korah's Daughter" was published in 2019 (New Walk Editions, Leicester & Nottingham, UK). I have just completed "Psalmwork," my sixth full-length collection. 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. For many years I was Associate Professor of Poetry at Bar Ilan University, and Poetry Coordinator for the Shaindy Rudoff 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 Fellowships, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Grant, shortlisted for a PEN Translation Award, finalist several times for the Poetry Society's work-in-progress award.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Emily Dickinson, Robert Creeley, Louise Gluck, Alice Oswald
What I'm reading now: 
A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen, The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Jewish, White
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, Hebrew
Born in: 
Buffalo, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Buffalo, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 02, 2020