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Israeli-American poet Karen Alkalay-Gut to read at WNYBAC Friday

Award-winning Israeli-American poet, translator, editor and educator Karen Alkalay-Gut will visit Buffalo on Friday as a guest of the UB Poetics Program for a day of activities culminating in a poetry reading at 8 p.m. at the Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. in Buffalo.  The event is free and open to the public.

Alkalay-Gut, who was born in London, raised in the Rochester, NY area and educated at the University of Rochester and SUNY-Geneseo, from which she earned her doctorate in 1972, is the author of twenty collections of poems in English, including "Making Love: Poems" (Achshav, 1980), "Ignorant Armies" (Cross Cultural Communications, 1994), "So Far So Good" (Boulevard, 2004), and her most recent collection "Layers" (Simple Conundrums, 2012).

She is also the author of the biography "Alone in the Dawn: The Life of Adelaide Crapsey" (University of Georgia Press, 1988) as well as seven volumes of Hebrew poetry in translation.   Since 1977, she has taught at Tel Aviv University, where she serves as vice-chair of the Israeli  Federation of Writers’ Unions, and is an editor of the Jerusalem Review.

--R.D. Pohl
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