Take a Breath, You’re Getting Excited

Hebrew poems

by Yakir Ben Moshe, translated from the Hebrew by Dan Alter


This item will be released on September 10, 2024.

About this book


About the Author and the Translator

About the Author

Yakir Ben-Moshe, an Israeli poet of Iraqi descent, won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature in 2012. He has published five books of poetry and one of children’s literature. His poems have been translated into English, Russian, Greek, Chinese and Turkish. He lives with his wife and children in Tel Aviv, where he is the Director of the Bialik House, as well as a teacher of creative writing.

About the Translator

Dan Alter’s poems, translations and reviews have been published widely; his first collection “My Little Book of Exiles” won the Poetry Prize for the 2022 Cowan Writer’s Awards. “Hills Full of Holes,” his second collection, will be published by Fernwood Press in 2025. He lives with his wife and daughter in Berkeley where works at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.