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Zelda Shneurson Mishkowsky

Zelda (Shneurson Mishkowsky) (1916-1984) was born in Chernigoff, the Ukraine to a famous Hassidic family. His father was a rabbi and her mother, devoutly Orthodox, was also well-read in modern Hebrew, Russian, and European literature. They immigrated to Jerusalem in 1926. She studied at a religious school for girls and then at a teacher`s seminary. She then studied art and painting in Tel Aviv and later moved to Haifa, where she worked with handicapped children. When her husband died, she returned to Jerusalem and worked as a teacher; she retired after almost 50 years. Known simply as Zelda, she began composing poetry as a teenager but began publishing only in 1968. She published six books of poetry during her lifetime. She was awarded the Bialik Prize.
A complete collection of her work was published posthumously. Acclaimed for her directness, precision and simplicity, and well-loved by the predominantly secular Israeli readership, Zelda`s memory and symbolism are steeped in traditional and Hassidic allusions.            

Books Published in Hebrew
Leisure, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1968 [Pnai]            
The Invisible Carmel, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Ha-Carmel Ha-Ee Nir'a]
Be Not Far, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Al Tarhek]
Neither Mountain nor Fire, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1977 [Ha-Lo Har Ha-Lo Esh]
Tiny Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Shirim]
The Magnificent Other, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Ha-Sheni Ha-Marhiv]
Beyond All Distance, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [She Nivdelu Mi-Col Merhak]
Zelda's Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Shirim]

Every Rose Is an Island, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Kol Shoshana Hi Ee: Mivchar]

Books in Translation            
The Spectacular Difference: Selected Poems of Zelda
English: Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 2004            

Zelda Shneurson Mishkowsky

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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