Henry Israeli’s poetry collections include Our Age of Anxiety (winner of the White Pine Press Prize, 2019), god’s breath hovering across the waters (Four Way Books: 2016), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010) and New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). Lords of Misrule: 20 Years of Saturnalia Books, an anthology of Saturnalia Books, edited and with an introduction by Henry Israeli, was released in fall 2022.
He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, Grand Street, The Literary Review, Tin House, Fence, and Verse as well as several anthologies. Henry Israeli is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books (www.saturnaliabooks.org).
He is Professor of English at Drexel University where he also serves as Director of Jewish Studies and Director of the Drexel Writing Festival.
Henry Israeli’s bio is posted on the Poetry Foundation website.
To contact Henry Israeli, please email hisraeli @ aol.com