Marcela Sulak Directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing and teaches poetry, translation and hybrid genres. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including the National Jewish Book Award finalist, City of Sky Papers (2021). Her nonfiction includes the memoir Mouth Full of Seeds (2020) and Family Resemblances: An Anthology and Exploration of Eight Hybrid Literary Genres (2015).For her translations from Hebrew, Czech, French, Spanish, and Yiddish, she's won an 2019 NEA Fellowship and 2017 PEN Poetry in Translation Award nomination. Her work has been featured at the United States Library of Congress, posted on the buses of Virginia and Washington, DC., and has subtitled avant-garde ballets in the Prague National Theater, and films in the the Ancy international festival of animation and the Warsaw film festival. She hosts the TLV.1 podcast, Israel in Translation, and is managing editor of The Ilanot Review. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MFA from The University of Notre Dame.
Linda Stern Zisquit was educated at Tufts University, Harvard University and SUNY Buffalo. Her poetry collections include Havoc: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013), Ghazal-Mazal (Finishing Lines Press, 2011) The Face in the Window (Sheep Meadow Press, 2004), Unopened Letters (Sheep Meadow, 1996) and Ritual Bath (Broken Moon, 1993), Her translations from Hebrew include the work of Yehuda Amichai and the Book of Ruth. Her translation of Israeli poet Rivka Miriam, These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (Toby Press, 2010) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Poetry, 2011. Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach won her an NEA Translation Grant and was short-listed for a PEN Translation Award. She was awarded a writer's grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture for 2005-2006. . ”She has lived in Jerusalem since 1978 with her husband and five children. She is founding director of ARTSPACE, a Jerusalem art gallery representing contemporary Israeli artists.
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