About Crisis

The Ilanot Review

Winter 2019: Crisis
(Poetry and Nonfiction Only)

Managing Editor for the Crisis Issue
Marcela Sulak

Guest Editor for Poetry
Adriana X. Jacobs

Poetry Editor
Marcela Sulak

Nonfiction Editors
Karen Marron
Jane Medved

Production Editor
Karen Marron

Yossi Nachemi

Founding Editor
Janice Weizman


Additional Staff Editors

Fiction Editors
Janice Weizman
Mitch Ginsburg
Nadia Jacobson


The Ilanot Review is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. We especially love translations and hybrid work. Our bi-annual themed editions are edited by alumni and faculty from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, and by guest editors.

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Interview with Managing Editor Janice Weizman in The Review Review


The Ilanot Review Staff

mitchMitch Ginsburg, a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff program at Bar-Ilan University, is the military and defense correspondent for The Times of Israel. He has translated several novels from Hebrew to English, including Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua and The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla.


Adriana X. Jacobs is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She has published widely on contemporary Hebrew and Israeli poetry and translation, including articles in ShofarPMLAStudies in American Jewish Literature, and Prooftexts.  Her translations of Hebrew poetry have appeared in Gulf Coast, Anomaly, World Literature Today, North American Review, The Ilanot Review, among others, as well as in the collection Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores: Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant (Wayne State UP, 2016). Her book Strange Cocktail: Translation and the Making of Modern Hebrew Poetry came out last year with University of Michigan Press. She is a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant recipient for her translation of Vaan Nguyen’s The Truffle Eye and tweets @ladymacabea.

headshot nadsNadia Jacobson was born in London and currently lives in Jerusalem. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, in addition to an MA in Philosophy from University College London and a BA in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, and a number of anthologies.


photo_croppedKaren Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Her chapbook, The Best American Short Stories 1998, won the 2018 Gold Line Press fiction chapbook competition (judged by Dodie Bellamy) and is forthcoming in 2020. Her work also appears in The Bellingham Review, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Unbroken Journal, and Hobart, among others. She tweets occasionally @marronglacee.

Image 4Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Her recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast-Online, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Tampa Review, The Cortland Review, 2River View, The Atticus Review and Vinyl. A native of Chicago, Ill, she has lived for the last 25 years in Jerusalem.

Marcela SulakMarcela Sulak is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Decency (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She’s translated four collections of poetry from the Czech, French, and Hebrew, and has co-edited the 2015 Rose Metal Press title, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Rattle, among others. She directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing and hosts the TLV.1 Radio podcast, “Israel in Translation.”

Janice - photoJanice Weizman is the author of the award-wining historical novel, The Wayward Moon, which came out in 2012 with Yotzeret publishing. A graduate of the Creative Writing program at Bar-Ilan University, Janice founded Ilanot, the former incarnation of The Ilanot Review, in 2009. Janice reviews books for The Jerusalem Report, and her work has appeared in Lilith, Consequence, Queen’s Quarterly, and other places,


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