Rachel Tzvia Back is the author, most recently, of A Messenger Comes and On Ruins & Return. Her translation of In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner was published in June 2014 by Hebrew Union College Press. With Tal Nitzan, she edited With an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry in 2009. Her reading will be introduced by Benjamin Friedlander, who will also host the discussion to follow.
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