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The place where I write: Mati Shemoelof [Israel] | World Poetry Day

Here’s another glimpse of the working place of a poet. Mati Shemoelof from Israel and his room of charms Continue reading

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Where would we be without poetry?

The Israeli Poets’ Association was established in 2011, and seeks to bring Hebrew poetry to the broader public. In 2012, the association began collecting signatures on a petition to make Hebrew poetry a central subject of study during the coming school year. This step could lead to an understanding of the central role poetry and culture play in our society. We must not abandon culture to market forces. Rather, we must be proactive in promoting it, as do our counterparts in the West.
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Large balloons filled with 50,000 poems, submitted by poets from all over the world will be put in place up above the whole length of Arasta / Ledra street and at pre determined intervals the balloons will be burst to release the poems. And inside one of the ballons was my poem “Why don’t i write israeli love poems” from my third poetry book (2010). Continue reading

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Poetry Between Hazaz and Shemoelof

Mati Shemoelof is famous for his social and cultural activity around Israel-Palestine. He his studying for his Second Degree in the Haifa-University and lives in Tel-Aviv. He is also an artist, painter, poet, and is editing an Anthology of Prose and Articles for Am-Oved Publishers. The anthology deals with the writings of the third generation of the Mizrahi intellectuals and authors. His poetry has been published in many of the most prominent poetry journals in Israel. Continue reading

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