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Susan Afterman

Susan Afterman was born in Australia, educated at the University of Melbourne, and has worked as an architect in Australia, England and Israel. Her first two collections of poetry written in English were published in Australia. In 1981 she immigrated to Israel with her husband. They were among the first settlers in Klil in the Western Galilee. Her two recent books Hee (2011) and Bird Bones (2018) were written in Hebrew and published by Carmel, Jerusalem.

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Linda Stern Zisquit

Linda Stern Zisquit has published five full-length collections of poetry, most recently Return from Elsewhere (2014) and Havoc: New & Selected Poems (2013). Her translations from Hebrew poetry include Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (1997), Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (2006), and These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (2009). Born in Buffalo, NY, she has lived in Israel since 1978. For many years she was Poetry Coordinator for the Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program at Bar Ilan University.