Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen

Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen, Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, received her Ph.D. from New York University. She has published a variety of articles in Hebrew and English on Hebrew poetry of the 20th century. Her book, Loosen the Fetters of Thy Tongue, Woman: The Poetry and Poetics of Yona Wallach, was published in 2003. A Hebrew translation of the book was published in 2009.

Articles by this author

Yona Wallach

Regarded by many of her friends and colleagues as the most important among the young Israeli poets of the 1960s, she has had a profound effect on Israel’s cultural life ever since her works began to appear in periodicals in the early 1960s.

Dalia Ravikovitch

Though her crisp lyricism remained essentially unchanged and could sometimes evoke the sense of emotional turmoil displayed in her earlier poetry, in the course of four decades Ravikovitch developed into a versatile writer who engaged in a wide range of issues: personal and general, local and international.

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