Chana Kronfield is a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California Berkeley, and is the author of On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics (University of California Press, 1996). She collaborated with Chana Bloch on the translations of Yehuda Amichai's Open Closed Open (Harcourt, 2000) and Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch (W.W. Norton, 2009).