A concerned poet

ByPAUL ALSTER
August 25, 2015 10:54

Agi Mishol is troubled by the changes she sees in Israeli society.

Agi Mishol

Agi Mishol. (photo credit:FACEBOOK)

Over the last decade and a half, Agi Mishol, acclaimed poet and, until her recent retirement, director of the Helicon School of Poetry in Tel Aviv, has become one of the hottest properties on the Israeli literary scene, receiving awards and praise both at home and abroad for her thoughtful, observational writing ‒ work that has endeared her to an ever-widening audience.

Next year, her words, chosen ahead of many other lauded international poets, will be set to music at a special performance in the gothic town of Goritzia, on the Italy- Slovenia border. The child of Holocaust survivors from Transylvania, Mishol reflects her central European roots in much of her work while often sharing her passion for the natural world in thought-provoking verse.

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