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Agi Mishol

Agi Mishol was born in Transylvania (Romania) in 1946 to Holocaust-survivor parents, and came to Israel in 1951. She has an MA in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The caring mentor of young poets, Mishol is poet-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also teaches creative writing at Alma College. She has served as artistic director of the International Poets Festival in Jerusalem and has represented Israel at literary events in the U.S.A, Germany, Macedonia, Turkey, and Ireland, among others. She has also translated the work of many poets into Hebrew. In her free time, she grows peach and persimmon trees in the village where she lives. Mishol has published almost twenty books of poetry and is included in anthologies around the world. Among her literary awards: the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1991), the Prime Minister's Prize (1995), the inaugural Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2002), the Dolitzky Prize for Poetry (2007) and the Lerici Pea Prize (Italy, 2014). She received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University in 2014 and from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2016.

Books Published in Hebrew
Nanny and Both of Us, Ekked, 1972 [Nanny Ve-Shneinu]
A Cat's Scratch, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Srita Shel Chatul]
Gallop, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Gallop]
Plantation Notes, Keter, 1986 [Yoman Mata]
Fax Pigeon, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Yonat Faximilia]
The Interior Plain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ha-Shfela Ha-Pnimit]
See [ed. Nathan Zach], Helikon-Tag, 1997 [Hineh]
Look There, Helikon-Tag, 1999 [Re'eh Sham]
Dream Notebook, Even Hoshen, 2000 [Machberet Ha-Chalomot]
Wax Flower, Even Hoshen, 2002 [Nerot Netz He-Chalav]
Selected and New Poems, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Mivchar Ve-Chadashim]
Moment, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Moment]
Things Happen, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007; 2017 [Korim Dvarim]
House Call, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Bikur Bayit]
Animal, Vegetable Mineral, Bialik Institute, 2011 [Chai Tzome'ach]
Working Order, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Sidur Avoda]
Awake, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Era]
Domestic Angel: Poems 2005-2015, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2015 [Mal'ach Ha-Cheder: Shirim 2005-2015]

Things Happen, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Korim Dvarim: Mivchar]

Oh, Simple Soul: Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2018 [Ma Lach Neshamonet]


Books in Translation

The Swimmers
English: Dublin, Poetry Ireland, 1998 (Bilingual)

Look There (New & Selected Poems)
English: St. Paul, Graywolf Press, 2006

Selected Poems
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2008
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017

Slovenian: Ljubljana, Beletrina, 2018

Between the Trees and the Non-Trees
English: Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 2016

Less Like a Dove
English: Bristol, Shearsman Books, 2016



Agi Mishol