This collection of remarkably beautiful, daring, and often surprising poems is the first by Israeli poet Miron C. Izakson to appear in a dual English-Hebrew edition. Izakson's poetry is commonplace yet metaphysical in subject matter, concrete in its imagery yet inclined to abstraction, wildly anarchic yet internally coherent, seemingly secular yet wholly drawn from Jewish sources. It embraces the complexity of the human experience and, like all great poetry, is a persistent and often painful search for the meaning of life.
About the Author
Miron Izakson was born in Israel in 1956. He studied law and Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. Izakson lectures in the Literature Department of Bar-Ilan University and writes a weekly column on biblical subjects for Haaretz, Israel’s leading newspaper. He serves as Literature Chairman on the Israel Culture and Arts Council, as Honorary Consul for Luxembourg in Israel, an as a Board Member of Bar-Ilan University. Izakson has published eight books of poetry and four novels to widespread literary acclaim. Four collections of his poems have been set to music and released as CDs. Izakson was awarded Israel’s President`s Prize in 2001.