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Rivka Miriam

Rivka Miriam was born in 1952 in Jerusalem and is the daughter of the Yiddish writer Leib Rochman. She is named after her grandmother and aunt who were killed in the Holocaust. Rivka Miriam served as a member of the staff, and later as head, of the Elul Open College for interdisciplinary education activities between religious and non-religious Jews. She began writing poetry at the age of seven and painting at the age of twelve. Her first poems were published in 1960, and her first book, illustrated with her own drawings, appeared when she was fourteen. In 1969 her paintings were exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art and in 1979 at Ein Harod and in Jerusalem in 1982.
Rivka Miriam has been awarded several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1979; 1999), the Shapiro Prize for Religious Literature, the Goldberg Prize (1996), the Kugel Prize and the Brenner Prize (2016).





Books Published in Hebrew
My Yellow Gown (poetry), Ekked, 1966 [Kutonti Ha-Tzehuba]
I Drowned in the Windows (poetry), Ekked, 1969 [Tavati Ba-Chalonot]
Seats in the Desert (poetry), Dvir, 1973 [Kis'ot Ba-Midbar]
Tree Touches Tree (poetry), Dvir, 1978 [Etz Noge'a Be-Etz]
The Sounds Towards Them (poetry), Dvir, 1982 [Ha-Kolot Likratam]
Window-Dreaming (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Chalonot Be-Hakitz]
Poems of the Stone Mothers (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Mi-Shirei Imot Ha-Even]
Only the Fire and the Water (stories), Carta, 1989 [Rak Ha-Esh Ve-Ha-Mayim]
Beyond the Last Hills (children), Carmel, 1991 [Me'ever La-Gva'ot Ha-Achronot]
Place, Tiger (poetry), Carmel, 1994 [Makom, Namer]
Nearby Was the East (poetry), Carmel, 1996 [Mi-Karov Haya Ha-Mizrach]
It Happened (stories), Carmel, 1996 [Nafal Davar]
Resting Jew (potery), Carmel, 2000 [Nach Ha-Yehudi]
Said the Investigator (poetry), 2005 [Amar Ha-Choker]
Baal-Hanes and Other By-Passers (poetry), Carmel, 2006 [Ba'al Ha-Nes Ve-Od Ovrei Orach]
Notes (poetry), Reuven Mass, 2007 [Ptakim]
My Father Commanded Me Not to Die (poetry), Carmel, 2007 [Avi Tzivani Lo Lamut]
In Exchange (stories), Carmel, 2008 [Be-Chilufin: Tmunot Me-Albom Ha-Metziut Ha-Mitchameket]
Elders (poetry), Carmel, 2009 [Ba'im Ba-Yamim]
Complete Poems [two vols.], Carmel, 2010 [Kol Shirei Rivka Miriam]
Moshe (poetry), Carmel, 2011 [Moshe]
Before the Journey [with Meir Appelfeld] (notes & monotypes), Even Hoshen, 2011 [Lifnei Ha-Nesi'a]
The Shadow of the Whole (poetry), Carmel, 2013 [Tzel Ha-Shalem]
Not Only Rorik (children), Carmel, 2013 [Lo Rak Al Rorik]
Replenish the Earth (stories), Carmel, 2015 [Yishuvo Shel Olam]

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2009













































































































































Rivka Miriam

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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