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Asher Reich

Asher Reich was born in 1937 to an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family. He grew up in an isolated neighborhood where radios were forbidden and the only education available was religious. At eighteen, Reich joined the army, an act unheard of in his immediate environment. He eventually studied philosophy and literature at the Hebrew University, and left tradition entirely behind. Reich began publishing in 1960. Best known as a poet, he also spent eight years as co-editor of Moznayim, the magazine of the Hebrew Writers Association. Reich participated in the International Writing Program at Iowa University and has received several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1981; 2001), the Bernstein Prize (1988), the President's Prize (2000), the Brenner Prize (2002), the ACUM Prize (2009), the Ramat Gan Prize (2010) and  the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2015). 

Books Published in Hebrew
In the Seventh Year, Ekked, 1963 [Ha-Shana Ha-Shvi'it Le-Nedudai]
Night Rise, Ekked, 1972 [Zrihat Layla]            
State of Affairs, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Tmunat Matzav]
A View of the Land, Massada, 1978 [Mar'eh Makom]            
Women Rites, Achshav, 1980 [Seder Nashim]            
A New Packet, Am Oved, 1983 [Hafisah Hadashah]            
Selected Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Seder Shirim]            
Works on Paper, Zmora Bitan, 1988 [Avodot Al Nyar] 
Fictional Evidence, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Uvdot Bidionyiot]
Winter Music, Helikon, 1996 [Musikat Horef]            
Rhythm for Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Ritmus Le-Shirah]
A View of the Land, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Pney Ha-Aretz]
Mental Materials, Keshev, 2013 [Chomer Nefesh: Tmunot Shirim, Tmunot Chayim]
Windows to the Park, Keshev, 2015 [Chalonot La-Park]

The Voice of Poems, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Kol Ha-Shira: Mivchar Shira 1963-2015]

Reminiscences of an Amnesiac (novel), Maariv, 1993 [Zichronot Shel Holeh Shichehah]
A Man with a Door (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Ish Im Delet] 

Books in Translation                                                    
Works on Paper           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1992
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015                        

Winter Music           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1998                       

Selected Poems
German: Frankfurt, Dielmann, 2000

A Man with a Door
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2012

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