poetry

Literary Currency

Simplicity, in poetry, is complicated. How do we translate the poet Rahel for English language readers? Read the full essay …

A Cipher and His Songs

If you are a lover of Israeli music then you certainly know Avraham Halfi (1906–1980), though perhaps not by name. …

In the Crucifix Kingdom

In a dark Yiddish masterpiece that predated the Holocaust by two decades, the poet Uri Zvi Greenberg envisioned the annihilation …