2016 © Stéphane Vaquero

2016 © Stéphane Vaquero – A photograph from a coming art exhibition about Berlin Jews

My writing is diverse and includes poetry, plays, and prose. My works have won significant recognition and prizes, including “Best debut poetry book of the year” (national art trust of the national lottery 2001); Selected appearance of “What has become of the independence day” play in the Small-Bama festival of the University of Tel Aviv; Best poetry book of the year (Haifa Cultural Foundation 2006); Honorable mention at “Haaretz” Annual short story contest (2011); Winner of the Acum prize for advocating literature in Israel (2013) and more.


Remnants of the Cursed Book – 2014 – My first story collection “Remnants of the Cursed Book” won the 2015 best book of year prize on Yekum Tarbut site. The book was edited by Prof. Yigal Schwartz and Tamar Bialik and published on the leading Israeli publisher named Zmora-Bitan.


Scar Minimizer (Tel-Aviv: Gvanim Publishers, 2001)

Poetry between Hazaz and Shmoeloff (Tel-Aviv: Yaron Golan, 2006)

Why I Do Not Write Israeli Love Songs (Tel-Aviv: Nahar-Books, 2010)

Appetite for Hunger (Tel-Aviv: Nahar-Books, 2013)

Last Tango in Berlin, Berlin: Booxilla, 2014

Short Stories

To the son of a Whore, Consequence Magazine

Every Poison Holds Too Much Magic, Holon technological museum anthology

A Jew abandoned in Baghdad, Laghoo Magazine

 The Black River, Bombay Review

Poems in English

Words of Departure

I wonder what the cost of the Holocaust

we want to leave it

Breaking passports

The cause of my death: too many love songs

In an Entire Ruined Village and at the Jaffa Expulsion

Why don’t I write Israeli Love Songs

They drove out our hope

Why there is no (re)union in reunions

The cabin of our decline

 And It Is Not A Quotation, It Is a Burning Sign On My Neck

 My deceased father

 I wish I could return between the knives of time

Ballad of the Middle of the Twenty First Century


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