The hymns of Job and other poems

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BOA Editions, Nov 1, 2008 - Poetry - 86 pages
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"Bejerano crosses boundaries as a matter of fact, giving voice to the first female Job (perhaps not only in Hebrew, but the world over) as if this were the most natural expressive venue for a single mother in Tel Aviv of the 1990s."-Professor Yael Feldman, New York University Maya Bejeranowas born in Israel in 1949. She has published ten volumes of poetry in Israel, including her collected poems, Frequencies(2005). The Hymns of Job and Other Poemsmarks her first full-length American edition. Translator Tsipi Kellerwas born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has been living in the United States since 1974.

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About the author (2008)

Maya Bejerano was born in Israel (1949), and holds a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University, and an M.A. in Library Sciences from Hebrew University. She has published eleven volumes of poetry, including her collected poems, Frequencies (2005); a children's book; a book of essays; and two short story collections.

Tsipi Keller was born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has been living in the United States since 1974. Her short fiction, and her poetry translations, have appeared in many journals and anthologies; her novels, The Prophet of Tenth Street (1995) and Leverage (1997) were translated into Hebrew and published by Sifriat Poalim. (Currently, The Prophet of Tenth Street is being translated into German.) Keller's translation of Dan Pagis's posthumous collection, Last Poems, was published by The Quarterly Review of Literature (1993), and her translation of Irit Katzir's posthumous collection, And I Wrote Poems, was published by Carmel in 2000. Among her awards are: A National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts grants, and an Armand G. Erpf award from Columbia University. Her novels RETELLING (2006) and JACKPOT (2004) were published by Spuyten Duyvil.

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