After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace

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Mosheh Dor, Barbara Goldberg
Syracuse University Press, 1998 - Poetry - 172 pages
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This collection of Israeli poetry contains contributions from writers from Yehuda Amichai to Zelda. All are familiar names in their own country and some are translated into English for the first time. The US translators include William Matthews, former president of the Poetry Society of America.

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About the author (1998)

Moshe Dor, born in Tel Aviv in 1932, is a major figure in contemporary Israeli literature. Author of some 40 books of poetry, interviews and children's verse, he has received the Bialik Prize, Israel's top literary award. Dor wrote the lyrics of "Erev Shel Shoshanim" ("Evening of Roses"), performed worldwide as a wedding song.

Barbara Goldberg is the author of "Berta Broadfoot and Pepin the Short: A Merovingian Romance"; "Cautionary Tales" (winner of the Camden Poetry Award); and "Marvelous Pursuits "(winner of the Violet Reed Haas Award). Her poems have appeared in "Poetry," "The Paris Review," and "The Gettysburg Review," She is the coeditor of two anthologies of contemporary Israeli poetry, including" After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace," Goldberg is senior speechwriter at AARP and teaches speechwriting, poetry, and translation at Georgetown University and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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