Prof. Linda Zisquit

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Prof. Linda Zisquit
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Linda Stern Zisquit

5 Hazefira Jerusalem 93102 Israel

972-2-563-9567  972-54-637-1100

lindazisquit@gmail.com

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

State University of New York at Buffalo,

Department of English                                                MA in Humanities (Poetry), 1977

 

Harvard University, School of Education

Cambridge, MA                                                          MA in Teaching, June, 1970

 

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Double Major in English and Psychology                  BA; BS, June 1969

 

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITION

 

Associate Professor, Bar Ilan University,

English Department, Creative Writing                       Fall 2012 – present

 

Poetry Coordinator, Bar Ilan University,

Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program,               Fall 2005 – present

 

Poetry Senior Lecturer, Bar Ilan University,

MA in Creative Writing Program                               Fall 2002 – 2012

 

Lecturer in Poetry, Hebrew University,

Rothberg School for Overseas Students                     Sept. 1994-2001

 

Literature/Writing Instructor,Wesleyan University

Israeli & Palestinian Studies Program,                        Spring 1988-2000

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books (Original Poetry):

 

Return from Elsewhere, Poems, Outriders Poetry Project (co-winner), Buffalo, NY, 2014

 

Havoc: New and Selected Poems, The Sheep Meadow Press, Rhinebeck, NY, 2013

 

 

Ghazal-Mazal, a chapbook, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, November 2011

 

The Face in the Window, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 2004

 

Unopened Letters, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 1996

 

Ritual Bath, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Broken Moon Press, Seattle, WA, 1993 (foreword by Rita Dove)

 

 

Books (Translations from Hebrew):

 

These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam , translations from Hebrew by Linda Zisquit, Toby Press, Milford, CT, 2009

 

Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach, Translated by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 2006

 

Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach, Translated by Linda Zisquit,

     Sheep Meadow Press, New York, Summer 1997

 

The Book of Ruth, Translated from the Bible by Linda Zisquit, Woodcuts by Maty Grunberg, Osband Press, London, 1997

 

Open-Eyed Land, Yehuda Amichai, Translated by Linda Zisquit, Schocken Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 1991

 

INDIVIDUAL POEMS PUBLISHED IN

 

Paris Review, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, Harvard Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, The Boston Review, Bridges, The Drunken Boat, Five Points, The Forward, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Salamander, The Literary Review, Lyric, The Materialist, Mediterraneans, Pequod, Nimrod Awards Issue, Natural Bridge, Nashim, Dark Horse, 5AM, The Jerusalem Review, Stand, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Niagra, Clay & Pine, Hudson River Anthology, Shirim, Shofar, Poet Lore, Parnassus, Kerem, Maggid, and others.

 

 

SELECTED PRIZES & GRANTS

 

Best Jewish Poetry of 2013, The Forward                 2013

 

National Jewish Book Award for Poetry,

Finalist for These Mountains                                       2011

 

Pushcart Prize nomination for three poems                2009

 

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture,

Writing Grant                                                              2005-2006

 

Poetry Society of America, finalist for

work-in-progress The Face in the Window                 1999

 

PEN Translation Award short-list                              1998

 

National Endowment for the Arts,

Translation Grant for Wild Light                                 1996-1997

 

Poetry Society of America, finalist for

work-in-progress Unopened Letters                            1995

                                                                       

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Member of Academic Advisory Committee, Hadassah Brandeis Institute, (2010-present)

Founder and Director, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem, (Fall 1994 – present)

Poetry Editor, MAGGID, Jerusalem & CT., 2005-2007

Literary Editor, Tikkun Magazine, NY & CA, 1991 - 2005

Cultural Programs Director,

Wesleyan University Israel Program, (1988-2000)

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS and ESSAYS HAVE APPEARED IN

 

Harvard Review, Ariel, Bridges, The Jerusalem Post, Poetry International, Jewish Book World, Tikkun  

 

 

SELECTED READINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Readings:

New York State Writers Institute, SUNY Albany; University of North Carolina at Asheville; Bard College; Barnes & Noble NYC; Brandeis University; Brown University; SUNY Buffalo; Hallwalls Buffalo; “just buffalo; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, City College of New York; Dartmouth College; Duke University; University of Florida at Gainesville; Florida International University; Harvard University Lamont Library Poetry Series; Keane College; Kent State University Writer-in-Residence; U Mass Translation Center; U Penn; Pitt Poetry Series; Princeton University; Queens College; The Reconstructionist College Kolot Series, Writer in Residence; Wellesley; Wesleyan University; Yale University.

 

Conferences and Presentations:

Providence College Conference on Holocaust Literature; Bar Ilan Creative Writing Program Creative Writing Conference, Bar Ilan Creative Writing Program Memoir Conference, Bar Ilan Creative Writing Program “First Fruits Conference”; Tel Aviv University Conference on Immigrant Writing in English; Kisufim Conference in Jerusalem on “Jewish Writing.”

 

Boston University Translation Seminar, Boston, MA; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

 

Bar Ilan Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program Conference on Bible in Literature; guest speaker for the Ben Gurion University Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics “Artzyeli Day”; moderator for the Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program Memorial Event; Kisufim Conference in Jerusalem on Language and Memory.

 

 

 

 

Publications

Books (Original Poetry):

 

Return from Elsewhere, Poems, Outriders Poetry Project (co-winner), Buffalo, NY, 2014

 

Havoc: New and Selected Poems, The Sheep Meadow Press, Rhinebeck, NY, 2013

 

 

Ghazal-Mazal, a chapbook, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, November 2011

 

The Face in the Window, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 2004

 

Unopened Letters, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 1996

 

Ritual Bath, Poems by Linda Zisquit, Broken Moon Press, Seattle, WA, 1993 (foreword by Rita Dove)

 

 

Books (Translations from Hebrew):

 

These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam , translations from Hebrew by Linda Zisquit, Toby Press, Milford, CT, 2009

 

Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach, Translated by Linda Zisquit, Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 2006

 

Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach, Translated by Linda Zisquit,

     Sheep Meadow Press, New York, Summer 1997

 

The Book of Ruth, Translated from the Bible by Linda Zisquit, Woodcuts by Maty Grunberg, Osband Press, London, 1997

 

Open-Eyed Land, Yehuda Amichai, Translated by Linda Zisquit, Schocken Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 1991

 

INDIVIDUAL POEMS PUBLISHED IN

 

Paris Review, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, Harvard Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, The Boston Review, Bridges, The Drunken Boat, Five Points, The Forward, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Salamander, The Literary Review, Lyric, The Materialist, Mediterraneans, Pequod, Nimrod Awards Issue, Natural Bridge, Nashim, Dark Horse, 5AM, The Jerusalem Review, Stand, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Niagra, Clay & Pine, Hudson River Anthology, Shirim, Shofar, Poet Lore, Parnassus, Kerem, Maggid, and others.

 

 

Courses

Creative Writing in the Context of Modern Poetry

Poetry in Translation

The Spirit and the Flesh (Poetry Workshop)

Media

Art Space Gallery home page.