Israeli Poet Karen Alkalay-Gut

Poetry Night Series
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

Poet, professor, editor, and translator Karen Alkalay-Gut often recounts how she was born in London on the last night of the blitz-buzz bombs. Shortly after that historic night she moved to Rochester, New York with her family. In 1975 she completed a Ph.D at the University of Rochester. She has lived in Israel since 1972 and has published over 20 books. In English, she has published poems from 1980, Making Love, to 2017 when she published Hanging Around the House. She has also published poems in Yiddish (Yerusha in 2018) and in Hebrew (Drachim le’ehov in 2018). She has taught at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurim University of the Negev. She has translated Yehuda Amichai and Raquel Chalfi.
The library is very proud to have her read at the Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series.