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Hava Pinhas-Cohen

Hava Pinhas-Cohen was born in Israel in 1955 to parents of Bulgarian origin. She studied Hebrew literature and art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Pinhas-Cohen has taught literature and written proficiency at high schools and colleges, as well as at Bar-Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and has developed a special method of integrating literature, Bible, visual arts and cinema. Since 1989, she has been the editor of Dimui, a journal of literature, criticism and Jewish culture, and in 2007 she founded and became the artistic director of Kisufim, a conference of Jewish writers. She is also a book reviewer, translator, and newspaper columnist. Pincas-Cohen was awarded the Yerucham Luria Prize for Debut Poetry (1989), the Israel Efrat Prize (1991), the Prime Minister's Prize (1995), the ACUM Prize (1998), the Kugel Prize (2000), the Alterman Prize (2002), the Ramat Gan Prize (2013) and the Rishon LeZion Prize for Creativity in Hebrew Language (2015).

Books Published in Hebrew

Mostly Color, Am Oved, 1990 [Ha-Tzeva Be-Ikar]
The Passage of the Doe, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Masa Ayala]
A River and Forgetfulness, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Nahar Ve-Shichecha: Shirim 1994-1997]
Orphea's Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Shirei Orfe'a: 1998-1999]
Messiah, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Mashiach: Shirim Al Ma She-Sach Li Menachem Ahuvi]
The Gardener, Bitch and Slut: Or, How to Push Nails Through God's Shin, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Ha-Ganan, Ha-Klavta Ve-Ha-Sharmuta: Al Ha-Tzorech Ha-Einsofi Litko'a Masmerim Be-Karsulav Shel Elohim]   
Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Shviit: Kol Ha-Shirim Ad Ko]
My Brother, the Thirst, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Achi, Hatzima'on]
Gathered to Be Present: A Dialogue with the Images of Yaakov Sharir, Even Hoshen, 2015 [Ne'esaf Liheyot Hoveh: Dialog Im Dmuyotav Shel Yaakov Sharir]. Bilingual: Hebrew & English
Unique Journey, Keshev, 2015 [Masa Acher Im Orev Shachor Ve-Saint Claire] 

A School of One Man: A Dialogue with Israel Eliras, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Askola Shel Ish Echad: Dialog Im Israel Eliraz]  

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
Dutch: Amsterdam, Amphora, 2009

Gathered to Be Present: A Dialogue with the Images of Yaakov Sharir (bilingual)
English: Ra'anana, Israel, Even Hoshen, 2015

Bridging the Divide: The Selected Poems of Hava Pinhas-Cohen
English: Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 2015

Hava Pinhas-Cohen

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