Poets on the Edge: An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew by Aminadav Dykman,Tsipi Keller

By Aminadav Dykman,Tsipi Keller

Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, lots of whose poems seem the following in English for the 1st time.

Poets at the side introduces 4 many years of Israel’s so much lively poetic voices. chosen and translated by means of writer Tsipi Keller, the gathering showcases a beneficiant sampling of labor from twenty-seven confirmed and rising poets, bringing many to readers of English for the 1st time. Thematically and stylistically cutting edge, the poems chart the evolution of latest currents in Hebrew poetry that emerged within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties and, in breaking from conventional constructions of line, rhyme, and meter, became as liberated as any modern American verse. Writing on politics, sexual identification, skepticism, intellectualism, group, state, love, worry, and loss of life, those poets are bold, unique, and direct, and their poems are matched by way of the freshness and precision of Keller’s translations.

Tsipi Keller used to be born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has been residing within the usa on account that 1974. Her brief fiction and her poetry translations have seemed in lots of journals and anthologies, and her novels comprise Jackpot; Retelling; and The Prophet of 10th road. Keller has additionally translated numerous poetry collections, together with Dan Pagis’s final Poems and Irit Katzir’s and that i Wrote Poems. She lives in West Palm seashore, Florida.

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