Dahlia Ravikovitch, who died in 2005, was one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Hebrew literature and the Israeli peace movement. In these poems about fathers and daughters, men and women, kings and their subjects, she articulates the painful asymmetries of power. The extraordinary stylistic range of her poetry reveals her mastery of the verbal art.
Chana Bloch is professor emerita and former chair of English and Creative Writing at Mills College. She is the author of four books of poems, most recently Mrs. Dumpty and Blood Honey, and is the cotranslator of six books of poetry by Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch, as well as the Song of Songs.
Chana Kronfeld is a professor of Hebrew, Yiddish, and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. An Israeli scholar and translator of contemporary Hebrew literature, she is the author of On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics. Dr. Kronfeld is the 2011 recipient of the Akavyahu Lifetime Achievement Award for research on poetry.