Rachel Tzvia Back


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Poet and translator Rachel Tzvia Back lives in the Galilee, where her great-great-great-grandfather settled in the 1830s. Her books of poems include A Messenger Comes (elegies), On Ruins & Return, Azimuth, and a new collection entitled What Use Is Poetry, the Poet Is Asking. Her most recent translation project, On the Surface of Silence: The Last Poems of Lea Goldberg, is forthcoming in June 2017.

  • Drawing by Lea Goldberg / Courtesy of Tuvia Ruebner
    May 30, 2017 | Rachel Tzvia Back
    Drawing by Lea Goldberg / Courtesy of Tuvia Ruebner Lea Goldberg (1911–1970), preeminent, versatile, and prolific writer of modern Hebrew letters, produced in her lifetime poetry that was characteriz...

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