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T. Carmi

ט. כרמי

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).

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