Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Janice Silverman Rebibo

Poet / Editor / Translator
Janice Silverman Rebibo’s poetry has been widely published and reviewed since she was first launched into print by esteemed Israeli poet, Chaim Gouri. Her English language poetry has been called “fresh and compelling”, having “an intriguing sense of humor”, and showing “just how globally oriented the world has become”. About her most recent chapbook, How Many Edens, reviewer Amos Lassen wrote, “It does not happen often that I read a book that hits me emotionally like this did….” Editor and critic Amos Levitan called these poems “regal and mysterious, emanating from an authoritative and precisely controlled flow of rhetorical energy”. Rebibo is the author of six books of poetry and a volume of translations to English of the selected work of popular Israeli poet Natan Yonatan. The title poem of My Beautiful Ballooning Heart, her collected English poetry, was nominated by Muddy River Poetry Review for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. A Massachusetts native and native English speaker, Rebibo received a 2007 President of Israel award and others for her collected Hebrew poems, Zara Betzion [a stranger-woman in Zion]. Israeli critics have described her Hebrew poetry as “endearingly sensitive and syncopated”, “a bold blend of two imposing literary traditions”, “cosmopolitan – not mired in any local swamp”, and “a strategic breakthrough that added something new to the war of independence of Israel’s consciousness."

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, May 1

1:15pm EDT