Dara Barnat


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Dara Barnat is a poet and researcher of poetry who completed a PhD at Tel Aviv University, where she currently teaches. Her research explores Walt Whitman’s influence on Jewish American poetry. Her first full-length collection of poetry, In the Absence (Turning Point Books), was published in 2016. Other poems, translations, and essays appear in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, World Literature Today, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poet Lore, and elsewhere.

  • A photo of writer Rachel Tzvia Back juxtaposed against the cover to her book What Use is Poetry?
    October 28, 2019 | Dara Barnat
    Many poets, writers, and thinkers have dwelled on the meaning of poetry following great tragedy, with Theodor Adorno’s claim that “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” (“Cultural Criticism an...

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