Marcia Falk

Marcia Falk is a poet, translator and liturgist, who has been a professor of literature and creative writing at SUNY Binghamton, the Claremont Colleges and Hebrew Union College. She is the author of The Book of Blessings, a bilingual re-creation of Jewish prayer in poetic forms, written from a nonhierarchical, gender-inclusive perspective. Her translations include The Song of Songs: Love Lyrics from the Bible; With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman (translated from the Yiddish); and The Spectacular Difference: Selected Poems of Zelda (translated from the Hebrew). She has also published two books of her own poetry: This Year in Jerusalem and It Is July in Virginia. Her writings, programs and paintings can be viewed at

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An acclaimed and widely beloved Hebrew poet, Zelda’s work was utterly unique, conforming to no one school of Hebrew poetry. Her six books of mystical-religious verse were bestsellers, demonstrating that, while her poetry frequently referenced classical Jewish texts, it was admired by Jewish Israelis across political and religious spectrums.


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