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The Ilanot Review

Fall 2021



Managing Editor
Marcela Sulak

Guest Editors for Poetry
Nicole Callihan
Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Poetry Editor
Marcela Sulak

Creative Nonfiction Editors
Karen Marron
Jane Medved

Fiction Editors
Nadia Jacobson
Mitch Ginsburg

Assistant Fiction Editor
Anat Hinkis-Atzmon

Production Editor
Karen Marron

Production Assistant
Rachel Twersky

Yossi Nachemi

Founding Editor
Janice Weizman


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, with guest editors.


The Ilanot Review Staff


Nicole Callihan writes poems and stories. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Court Green, American Poetry Review, Conduit, and as a Poem-a-Day selection from the Academy of American Poets. She has a novella, THE COUPLES, and several volumes of poetry, most recently, ELSEWHERE, from Sixth Finch. Learn more at www.nicolecallihan.com.


Iris Jamahl Dunkle is an award-winning poet and literary biographer whose work challenges the Western myth of progress. Dunkle’s fourth poetry collection, West : Fire : Archive (Center for Literary Publishing, 2021) challenges preconceived, androcentric ideas about biography, autobiography. Her 2020 biography, Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020), rewrites the narrative presented of Jack and Charmian London by recreating Charmian’s life through her perspective. Dunkle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.irisjamahldunkle.com/

mitchMitch Ginsburg, a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff program at Bar-Ilan University, has translated works of fiction and non-fiction from Hebrew to English, including Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua and The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla. His most recent translation is Sayed Kashua’s Track Changes, published by Grove.



Anat Hinkis-Atzmon holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the Shaindy Rudoff Program at Bar Ilan. After spending many years living in New York and London, she now writes and translates from her home in Tel Aviv.



Nadia 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 or is forthcoming in The Miramichi ReviewThe Waking, Meniscus, Annalemma, The Binnacle, Every Day Fiction and a number of anthologies. She is currently working on two interweaving novels.


photo_croppedKaren Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She is the author of the fiction chapbook BASS 1998, published in 2020 by Gold Line Press. Her work has also appeared in The Bellingham Review, Entropy, Unbroken Journal, and Hobart, among others. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Find her at karenmarron.com or on Twitter @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). Recent work has appeared in Ruminate, The North American ReviewThe Cider Press ReviewThe Normal School, and The Seneca Review. Her awards include winner of the 2020 RHINO translation prize and Honorable Mention – 2021 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. Her translations of Hebrew poetry can be seen in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cajibi and Copper Nickel.

Marcela SulakMarcela Sulak is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, City of Sky Papers (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) and the lyrical memoir Mouth Full of Seeds (2020). Her four translated collections of poetry from the Czech, French, and Hebrew have been awarded the NEA Translation Fellowship and long-listed for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She has co-edited the 2015 Rose Metal Press title, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Associate Professor of Literature, Sulak directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

Rachel Twersky was born and raised in Philadelphia. After an extended stint living abroad, she has returned to the USA to complete her M.A. in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. She holds a B.A. from Bar Ilan University in English Literature and Linguistics. For more information about her: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-twersky/




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