Gili Haimovich is an internationally published poet and translator who writes in both Hebrew and English. She has two chapbooks, Sideways Roots (Kimchi Press, 2017) and Living on a Blank Page (Blue Angel Press, 2008) and six volumes of poetry in Hebrew. Her most recent book, Landing Lights (Iton 77 Publishing House), had received a grant from the Israeli Acum Association as did her previous one, Baby Girl (Emda Publishers, 2014). She won a grant as an outstanding artist by the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (Israel, 2015) as well as additional national and international prizes and grants such as in Hong Kong by Proverse Publishers (2016) and in Italy by the Europa in Versi Festival (2017). The short film she authored, A Dictionary to Those Who Have No Needs, won a grant from the Ministry of Culture (Israel, 2009) and was screened in Canada and Israel. Her work is published in numerous publications worldwide such as World Literature Today, Poetry International, International Poetry Review, POEM, LRC – Literary Review of Canada, Asymptote, Room Magazine, Drain Magazine, Circumference and Mediterranean Poetry as well as in leading Israeli journals and anthologies such as the anthologies The Most Beautiful Poems in Hebrew (Yedioth Ahronot Books, 2013) and A Naked Queen – An Anthology of Israeli Social Protest (Hakibutzh Hameuhad Publising House, 2013). Her poems are translated into ten languages and presented in different festivals and venues worldwide. She also works as writing focused intermodal art therapist, creative writing instructor and engaged with photography and video-poems.

—Updated on February 5, 2018


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