Dahlia Ravikovitch

1936–2005
Dahlia Ravikovitch is considered by many to be the greatest Hebrew woman poet of all time. Widely honored for her artistry and admired for her courage as a peace activist, she was awarded the Israel Prize, the highest national honor, and cited as “a central pillar of Hebrew lyric poetry.” Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch (W.W. Norton, 2009) presents, for the first time in English, the full trajectory of her life in poetry.

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POET’S REGION Israel

LIFE SPAN 1936–2005

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Dahlia Ravikovitch is considered by many to be the greatest Hebrew woman poet of all time. Widely honored for her artistry and admired for her courage as a peace activist, she was awarded the Israel Prize, the highest national honor, and cited as “a central pillar of Hebrew lyric poetry.” Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch (W.W. Norton, 2009) presents, for the first time in English, the full . . .

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