Amira Hess

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Amira Hess (b. Baghdad, Iraq) (Hebrew: אמירה הס‎‎) is an Israeli poet and artist. Arriving in Israel in 1951, she first lived in an immigrant transit camp, then moved to Jerusalem, where she still lives today. Her first book, And the Moon is Dripping Madness, was awarded the Luria Prize (named for the poet Yerucham Luria). Her other volumes of poetry in Hebrew include Two Horses by the Light Line, The Information Eater, Yovel, and There is no Real Woman in Israel. Some individual poems have been translated into English, French,[1] German, Greek, Spanish and Russian. A collection of about seventy poems under the title Between Boulders of Basalt and Foundation, was translated into English by S. K. Azoulay.[2]


  1. ^ Fille de Salima (“בת סלימה”), Amira Hess, translation by Isabelle Dotan, Châteauroux-les-Alpes : Gros Textes, July 2009, 47 pages.
  2. ^ "Amira Hess," Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature Archived July 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.