Condensing history in poetry

In Tuvia Ruebner’s poems, the sun seldom shines, but there are astonishing breakthroughs of sudden warmth.

By ROBERT HIRSCHFIELD
December 6, 2018 19:14
Condensing history in poetry

Tuvia Ruebner in 2014: The 94-year-old poet lives on Kibbutz Merchavia. (photo credit: MEL FREILICH)

 
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On the biography page of “Late Beauty,” the second volume of Tuvia Ruebner’s Hebrew poetry in English translation (Lisa Katz and Shachar Bram are the translators), one discovers that the 94-year-old resident of Kibbutz Merchavia is credited with a book of photographs in addition to his 15 volumes of poetry published in Israel and ten in Germany.

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