Tag Archives: Israeli Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GILI HAIMOVICH

AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SOFTNESS By Gili Haimovich People are still flirting with trying to look younger, to make each other laugh. Their existence is softened by the luxuries of having some time, some needs, met. People are still eager, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ALEX BEN-ARI

I ASK FORGIVENESS By Alex Ben-Ari Translated by Vivan Eden I ask forgiveness of all the poems Born misshapen because of my desire to write them I ask forgiveness of all the people Whose lives were disrupted by my desire … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DECENCY

From DECENCY By Marcela Sulak: selections from SOLIDARITY vi. Virginity It’s not that you get tired, it’s that it starts to be the only thing, starts to disappear you. Your parents phone you at college to ask: how is your … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RIVER ELECTRIC WITH LIGHT

From RIVER ELECTRIC WITH LIGHT By Sarah Wetzel: A WORSHIP OF RIVERS If I must choose a word for you, let it be river. Not the river’s smoothed banks that, like skin, give form to breath and blood, the throb … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI

AN ARAB SHEPHERD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS GOAT ON MOUNT ZION By Yehuda Amichai An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OLAM, SHANA, NEFESH

From OLAM SHANA NEFESH By Jane Medved: SIRENS They think it is the young girls singing you see, we pull them to us as smoothly as oiled rope uncurls into golden braids. It only takes a few minutes before everything … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KAREN ALKALAY-GUT

By Karen Alkalay-Gut: HER STORY I have never been able to tell her story Sometimes it escapes me, sometimes I am not sure It could really have happened, sometimes I read Different accounts of her demise, or a paragraph From … Continue reading

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