Karen Alkalay-Gut - Home Page

Here are some poems, translations,stories, essays and articles about all kinds of poetry and about literature in Israel. There's also a reading schedule ,, and if you like the poems you can buy books with different poems on the net by clicking on the links below.

Who am I?
Born in London on the last night of the Blitz, I grew up in Rochester, New York, completing a Phd in 1975 at the University of Rochester. Since 1972 I've been in Israel, raising a family, teaching poetry at Tel Aviv University, writing, and living. I Chair the Israel Association of Writers in English, am Vice Chair of the Federation of Writers Unions in Israel, and am a board member of the Yiddish Writers Association. I'm coordinating editor of the newly revived Jerusalem Review and a trustee for the Alsop Review. Here's a CV in Hebrew , and one in English.They're not really the same and neither is ever totally up to date.


TEL AVIV DIARY:

a personal diary of current events in Tel Aviv. I seem to have become addicted to writing something every day.

Thin Lips is here!. Let me know if you listen to it and love it.

BOOKS

Miracles and More in English on Kindle

In Hebrew order from Keshev here

Belly Dancing in Tel Aviv Audiobook

Danza del ventre a Tel Aviv: Poesie d’amore e sopravvivenza

So Far, So Good

Ta'avot Shuliot

Ydgrasil, the Printed Journal

OTHER BOOKS FOR SALE

FREE BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE

INTERVIEWS

PERFORMANCES and READINGS

Discography

Videos

POEMS

Poem in Yiddish

JERUSALEM REVIEW

TRANSLATIONS OF POETRY - HEBREW, ARABIC, YIDDISH, GERMAN, ETC.

TRANSLATIONS OF POETRY BY ALKALAY-GUT

Clothes

ESSAYS

"Getting Women to Talk about themselves - Hebrew"

"Getting Women to Talk About Themselves - English"

from poem to video clip: an essay about "tell me"

The Poetry Reading: My Search for the Ideal Opening Poem

A Lesson in History

My First Christmas

Generations

My Haman: A Purim Story

STORIES

INTERVIEWS - OF OTHER PEOPLE

AN INTERVIEW WITH ERICA JONG

AN INTERVIEW WITH MOSHE BEN ARROCH

ADELAIDE CRAPSEY

SOME ARTICLES

Chava Rosenfarb's Survivor

Every Home is Borrowed Anyway: Ruth Setton's The Road to Fez

We Are Not A Muse: Women Poets and Their Muses

Theodore Roethke: The Moment

Willam Carlos Williams, "Danse Russe"

Oscar Wilde Dowson: Desire Dowson: Villanelle

Swinburne: "Les Noyades" Swinburne: "A Match" Yeats Jean Webster

Adelaide Crapsey Susan Glaspell's "Fidelity"

Kurt Gerron

ARTICLES ABOUT POETRY IN ISRAEL

Double Diaspora: English Writing in Israel

Poetry in Israel and the War in Lebanon

Yehuda Amichai

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED RADIOS: On Israeli Music

Introduction: The Personal Story and the Real History

The Holocaust in Israeli Rock Music

Zyggy Frankel

English Writing in Israel

An Interview With Robert Friend

Rochelle Mass

A link to Mishkenot Shaananim

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