Reuven Goldfarb

Poet

Rechov Keren HaYesod 128 Artists Quarter
Tzfat 13202
Phone: 
+972-4-697-4105 (landline); 510-542-8350 (digital, from the U.S.)

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Before There is Nowhere to Stand (Lost Horse Press, 2012)
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Voices Israel (The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English, 2009)
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72 Virgins (Voices Israel, 2008)
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My Platoon (Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1998)
Book:
To Be a Jew... (Inter-oco Press, 1977)
Journals:
Agada
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arc
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Exquisite Corpse
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Galley Sail Review
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Letterhead
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New Menorah
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Oxygen
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Robert Frost Review
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Spitball
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Sport Literate
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The Deronda Review
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The Neo-Victorian/Cochlea
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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 WinningWriters.com, 2011; Notable Story recognition from Gemini Magazine, 2012.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Israeli American, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: May 06, 2019