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Meet The Poets

Meet the poets who answered our Four Questions this Pesach:

ADEENA KARASICK, an internationally acclaimed award-winning poet and media artist, is a professor of global literature at St. John’s University, in New York.

MATTHUE ROTH’S poetry has appeared everywhere from Australian subways to HBO. He’s the co-creator of the animated Torah series at

KAREN ALKALAY-GUT began her publishing career with the Forward at the age of 10. Born in London, she grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and in 1972 she moved to Israel, where she teaches at Tel Aviv University. Her sixth volume of poems in Hebrew translation will appear after Passover.

MAYA PINDYCK grew up in Newton, Mass., and Tel Aviv. She wrote the collection “Friend Among Stones” (New Rivers Press, 2009). Her “Locket, Master” won a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship award in 2006.

ALMOG BEHAR lives in Jerusalem. He won the Haaretz Short Story Competition for his “Ana Min Al-Yahoud” (“I Am One of the Jews”), which was published in the well-known journal Dar Al Hilal in Cairo and generated considerable interest in the Arab world. Behar has received the Bernstein Prize for Poetry (2010) and the Prime Minister’s Prize (2010).

EMMANUEL MOSES was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1959. He spent 17 years in Israel, but now lives and works in Paris. Poet, novelist and translator, he has published 15 books and translated from English, Hebrew and German. Among his awards are the Nelly-Sachs Prize for translation, the Max-Jacob Prize for poetry and the Ploquin-Caunan Academie Française prize.

STANLEY MOSS was born in New York City in 1925. He is the editor and publisher of Sheep Meadow Press, a not-for-profit press devoted to poetry. He will soon publish his book “God Breaketh Not All Men’s Hearts Alike: New & Later Collected Poems” with Seven Stories Press.


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