The Ilanot Review
Guest Editor for Poetry
Guest Editor for Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction Editor
The Ilanot Review is an international journal publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. We especially love translations and hybrid work. For each issue, guest editors join permanent volunteer staff, who are alumni and faculty from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. We strive to create conversations here that could occur nowhere else.
The Ilanot Review Staff
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 Review, The Waking, Meniscus, Annalemma, The Binnacle, Every Day Fiction and a number of anthologies. She is currently working on two interweaving novels.
Karen Marron 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, and Unbroken Journal, among others. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008, and currently lives in Queens. Find her at karenmarron.com.
Jane 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 Review, The Cider Press Review, The 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.
Alison Powell is a poet, lyric essayist, and scholar. Her work has been featured on PBS NewsHour, Environmental Health News, and www.poets.org, and supported by institutions including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown, Rockvale Writer’s Colony, Crosshatch Center for Arts and Ecology, and more. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Boats in the Attic (Editor’s Prize, Poets Out Loud / Poetic Justice Institute contest, Fordham University Press 2022) and On the Desire to Levitate (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, Ohio University Press 2014); a chapbook of lyric essays titled The Art of Perpetuation was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2020. Her poems and lyric essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is a professor of creative writing at Rutgers University.
Marcela 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.
Ayelet Tsabari is the author of The Art of Leaving, finalist for the Writer’s Trust Hilary Weston Prize, winner of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for memoir, and an Apple Books and Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019. Her first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and has been published internationally. She’s the co-editor of the anthology Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language and teaches creative writing at The University of King’s College MFA and at Bar Ilan University.
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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