Tune in for free on August 1st, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air. Yonatan will be reading in his native Hebrew with on-screen translation.
Yonatan Berg is the author of two poetry collections, Hard Sails (Keshev, 2012) and Hours Next to the World (Keshev, 2014) and one novel, Another Five Minutes (Am Oved, 2015). He is the youngest recipient ever to win the coveted Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2013). He has also won the Ministry of Culture Prize for Young Writers (2015), The Ha’aretz Short Story Prize (2013) and Am Oved’s “Beginnings” competition. Berg holds a MA from Tel Aviv University and currently writes for Makor Rishon and Ma’ariv newpapers as well as a weekly online blog at “Walla.”
Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Thom Gunn Award, and it was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is a unique community of poets writing in (or translating to) English from the US, UK, Europe, and beyond. We host an innovative series of readings “on air” that bring poets together from across the globe using Google+ Hangouts on Air technology. Rachel Heimowitz is an emerging poet living in Israel. Her work has appeared, or is due to appear in Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and Oberon Poetry. Her poems were nominated for The 2013 Pushcart Prize. Rachel recently completed her MFA at Pacific University.