Simple, True, and Authentic: The Poetry of Mordechai Geldman

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Mordechai Geldman’s work is often informed by his career as a psychotherapist. “My poetry comes from the inner void that meditation creates,” Geldman writes in his preface to his collected works.

Tsipi Keller, who translated Geldman’s most recent collection, describes his poetic persona as “Routinely solitary, whether on foot or on his bike, Geldman is a tourist in his own town; Tel Aviv, especially his neighborhood near Kikar Milano, which plays an important role in the poems.”

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Mordechai Geldman, Years I Walked at Your Side. Translated by Tsipi Keller. Excelsior Editions, 2018.

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