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T. Carmi

T. Carmi (Carmi Charny) (1925-1994) was born in New York and was brought up in one of the few Hebrew-speaking American households. His first Hebrew poems were published while he still lived in the U.S. He studied at Yeshiva and Columbia Universities, and in 1946 worked with Jewish war orphans in France. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1947 and settled in Jerusalem after fighting in the War of Independence. An editor and translator (of Shakespeare, among others), he was a regular visiting professor at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. In addition to publishing his own poetry, he was editor and translator of two books of Hebrew poetry, including The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse. Carmi was awarded numerous literary prizes, including the Shlonsky Prize (1958), the Brenner Prize (1972), the Neuman Prize (1982), a Guggenheim Fellowship Award (1987) and the Bialik Prize (1990).

Books Published in Hebrew
Blemish and Dream, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1950 [Mum Va-Chalom]
There Are No Black Flowers, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1953; 1958; Dvir, 1994 [Ein Prachim Shchorim]
Snow in Jerusalem, Sifriat Poalim, 1956 [Sheleg Bi-Yerushalayim]
The Last Sea, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1958: Sifriat Poalim, 1966 [Ha-Yam Ha-Acharon]
The Brass Serpent, Tarshish, 1961; extended ed. Dvir, 1990 [Nechash Ha-Nechoshet]
The Unicorn Looks in the Mirror, Tarshish, 1967 [Ha-Unikorn Mistakel Ba-Mar'a]
The Claim, Tarshish, 1967 [Tvi'a]
Selected Poems 1951-1969, Am Oved, 1970 [Davar Acher: Shirim 1951-1969]
Author's Apology, Dvir, 1974 [Hitnatzlut Ha-Mechaver]
Into Another Land, Dvir, 1977 [El Eretz Acheret]
At the Stone of Losses, Dvir, 1981 [Leyad Even Ha-To'im]
Inside, Burston Graphic Center, Israel Museum, 1981 [Bifnim] 
Half My Desire, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Chatzi Ta'avati]
One to Me, Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Achat Hi Li: Machzor Shirim]
Monologues and Other Poems, Dvir, 1988 [Shirim Min Ha-Azuva]
Truth & Consequence, Dvir, 1993 [Emet Ve-Chova]
Selected Poems: 1951-1994, Dvir, 1994 [Shirim: Mivchar 1951-1994]

Shmulikipod [as Kush] (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1955; board bk: 2009 [Shmulikipod]

Books in Translation
The Brass Serpent
English: Ohio, Ohio University Press, 1964; London, Andre Deutsch, 1964
French/German: St. Gallen, Tschudy, 1964

Somebody Like You
English: London, Andre Deutsch, 1971

T. Carmi & Dan Pagis: Selected Poems
English: Hamondsworth, Penguin, 1976

At the Stone of Losses
English: Manchester, Carcanet New Press, 1983; Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1983; Berkley, University of California Press, 1983

To the Pomegranate Tree
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1991

T. Carmi