Halah author: Geula Geurts
Geula Geurts is a Dutch born poet and essayist living in Jerusalem. In her work she explores female physical autonomy, religious repression of the body, early motherhood and postpartum depression. A Best of the Net nominee, recent poems can be found in Pleiades, Salamander, Radar Poetry, CALYX, and EcoTheo. Her lyric essay ‘The Beginnings of Fire’ was published by CutBank Books (Summer 2021). Her first full-length poetry manuscript ‘Tiny Bones Glowing’ was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes from Wisconsin University Press. She is a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University, and works as a literary agent.
“Once earthenware utensils have become defiled, they remain impure and must be broken.”
“Poetic form is like a hanger on which the dress of the poem takes shape.”
“I feel a deep need to write my own myth, to set myself, as a woman, free from the existing myths and see what else exists.”