Poets Festival - Betting on life and love

This year’s program takes in slots devoted to the 110th anniversary of Natan Alterman’s birth and the 50th of his death.

Aviva Doron receives lifetime achievement award for Hebrew poetry research

Her studies changed the picture of research of Hebrew poetry in Spain and gave Doron an international reputation in the study of Spanish culture.

German Jewish poet brought back to life in a new online platform

Else Lasker-Schüler is considered to be one of the greats of German poetry, a bohemian artist who corresponded with many of the most prominent cultural figures of her time.

Chana Bloch (1940-2017) in the 2011 documentary, Traduire
'The Moon Is Almost Full': Chana Bloch's poignant struggle with sarcoma

Bloch's battle with the aggressive sarcoma she lived with in her final years is the subject of The Moon Is Almost Full, her posthumously published collection.

Reading a book (Illustrative)
Free meet-ups offered with Israeli authors, poets, playwrights on Zoom

The events are intended to be either writing workshops or directed reading and will be open for free to the public.

GRAPEVINE: The president is grounded

Unlike most other people of his generation, Rivlin has a lot of room in which to move around outside without breaking the rules.

Going 'home' after making aliyah isn't the same

You can’t truly go back to a place where you once lived, because so much will have changed since you left that it is not the same place any more.

Menahem Ben
Renowned Israeli poet and journalist Menahem Ben dies at 71

The poet won the Prime Minister's Award for Hebrew Writers twice, in 1989 and 2016 as well as the Bernstein Prize, in the Literary Criticism category.

The cover of the anthology
An enthralling anthology of English poets in Israel

Voices Israel 2019: Poetry from Israel and Abroad is the 45th-such anthology to be published. It contains no fewer than 125 original poems in English, the work of 91 poets from across the world.

Yossi Gamzu, poetry professor and son of theater critic, dies age 81

Gamzu taught at universities in the US and Australia before returning to Israel, he spent the past few years living in Haifa.

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