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Linda Zisquit

Linda Zisquit’s poetry collections include The Face in the Window (Sheep Meadow Press, 2004) and books of translations from Hebrew including Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 1997), for which she received an NEA Translation Fellowship. Her translation of These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (Toby Press, 2010) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She lives in Jerusalem and teaches at Bar Ilan University.


Ghazal: Slowness

Spring 2012 | Poetry

If ghazals were the songs of the desert then slowness must have been their speed. I aim for slowness to demonstrate a line that hesitates, its eye peering out as the distance disappears into slowness. As the memory of lovemaking, like a camera set [...]