Israel in Translation

Israeli Love Poetry in Translation

In this week’s episode, we will consider Israeli Love poetry through the lens of Barbara Goldberg’s new book, “Transformation: The Poetry of Translation,” which has just come out this year, after winning the Valentin Krustev Award for Translation.

Rana Werbin Introduces Us to the Genre “Auto-Reality”

An introduction to the genre called “Auto-Reality,” a term coined by Israeli writer and editor Rana Werbin to describe her first book, “Life Is Good.”

Aharon Appelfeld: The Ticho House Café Interview

Aharon Appelfeld would say that in order to be a serious writer you need to have a routine. For years his routine had been to write in the café at Ticho House, in Jerusalem. It was there that Alain Elkann interviewed him for The Paris Review.

Select Poems from The Ilanot Review, Part 2

We feature poetry by Ron Dahan and Sharron Hass from the new “Crisis” issue of The Ilanot Review, which was edited by guest editor Adriana X. Jacobs, and our very own Marcela Shulak.

Select Poems from The Ilanot Review, Part 1

Marcela features some of her favorite poems from the recent poetry issue of The Ilanot Review, which has just gone live this week.

Golan Haji: A Note on Syrian Poetry Today

We widen our focus and step beyond our local boundaries to acknowledge the civil war in Syria through the writings of Golan Haji. The excerpted essay was written five and a half years ago, when the Syrian war was well into its second year.

Leaving Nothing Unsaid: The Poetry of Noam Partom

Noam Partom’s poetry calls out sexual predators and chides herself for allowing men to define her sense of worth. She isn’t afraid to say what is largely left unsaid, out of politeness, out of the distasteful thing it is to name what we know exists but which we leave unsaid.

Remembering Amos Oz, Part 2

This episode is the second in our two-part long-good-bye to the extraordinary writer, Amos Oz. Marcela provides a long excerpt from “Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land,” translated by Jessica Cohen. The excerpt comes from the essay “Many Lights, Not one Light.”

Savoring the Poetic Artistry of Nadia Adina Rose

When Nadia Adina Rose describes her art, she might also be describing her poetry.

Remembering Amos Oz

We dedicate this episode to Amos Oz, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 79. We’ll feature his latest book, “Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land.”