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Tsipi Keller was born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has been living in the U.S. since 1974. Her short fiction and poetry translations have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of several literary awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, CAPS and NYFA awards in fiction, and an Armand G. Erpf Award from Columbia University. Her translation of Dan Pagis's posthumous collection, Last Poems, was published by The Quarterly Review of Literature (1993), and her translation of Irit Katzir's posthumous collection, And I Wrote Poems, was published by Carmel, Israel (2000). Her novels, Jackpot (2004) and Retelling (2006), were published by Spuyten Duyvil Press. Her most recent books are Poets on the Edge: An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry (SUNY Press) and The Hymns of Job and Other Poems, a collection of translated poems by the Israeli poet Maya Bejerano (BOA Editions).
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