She raises a wide spectrum of issues in her poetry, equally relevant to Israel’s political situation, her parent’s life story, as well as in pursuit of a wider understanding of the human condition, corporeality and sexuality.
Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only encountered the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet, by chance. As a “voice from the other side,” Darwish seemed to speak to her across an unfathomable distance – until she began speaking back. The result is Dear Darwish, a book of poems – really a book-length poem […]
For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been discussed as the site of human conflict. But with the poem that opens the latest English translation (by Esther Cameron) of her selected poems, The Ladder, Tel Aviv-based poet Hamutal Bar-Yosef offers another view of the region, as “an overgrazed, ashen growth […]