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This week, Marcela examines Shimon Adaf’s wrenching and linguistically innovative elegy to his sister, who died at the age of 43. Aviva-No is Adaf’s third collection of poetry, and it won the 2010 Yehuda Amichai Prize.

It has been translated into English by Yael Segalovitz.

Aviva-No by Shimon Adaf. Translated by Yael Sigalovitz. Alice James Books, 2019.

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