Gabriel Levin

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Gabriel Levin (Born 1948, Paris) is a poet,[1] translator and essayist.[2] He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children. Levin is one of the founding editors of Ibis Editions, a small non-profit press devoted to the publication of the literature of the Levant, and serves as its Editor-at-large.[3] Levin's work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including PN Review, The Times Literary Supplement, the Chicago Review, Raritan and Parnassus.To These Dark Steps, a volume written in response to operation "Cast Lead" (2008), was set by British composer Alexander Goehr for tenor, children's choir, and ensemble and premiered September 2012 at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.[4] Levin is the son of the American novelist Meyer Levin (best known for Compulsion, the first "non-fiction novel") and French novelist Tereska Torres.[5]



  • Hezekiah's Tunnel – Publisher: Ibis Editions; 1997 (French translation: Le Tunnel d'Ezéchias et deux autres récits, Le Bruit du temps, 2010) [a] "delightful, discursive but moody midnight meditation on Jerusalem"[6]



  • Poems from the DiwanYehuda Halevi (Author), Gabriel Levin (Translator) Anvil Press Poetry 2002
  • On the Sea: Poems by Yehuda Halevi – Translated and introduced by Gabriel Levin, Ibis Press
  • The Little Bookseller Oustaz Ali by Rassim; "ravishly" (The Jerusalem Post) translated and introduced by Gabriel Levin
  • So What: New & Selected Poems (With a Story) 1971–2005 by Taha Muhammad Ali (Author), Peter Cole (Translator), Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin (Translator and Introduction) (Copper Canyon Press, 2005)
  • Never Mind: Twenty Poems and a Story by Taha Muhammad Ali (Author), Peter Cole (Translator), Yahya Hijazi (Translator), and Gabriel Levin 2000 Ibis Press ISBN 965-90125-2-7.


  • The Water's Edge: Meetings of Image And Word

Ed. Ardyn Halter with poems by Jennie Feldman, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Gabriel Levin, Michael Longley, Jamie McKendrick, Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, Robin Robertson, and Stephen Romer, Lund Humphries Publishers 2006


  • Found in Translation: 100 Years of Modern Hebrew Poetry by Robert Friend (translator editor) and Gabriel Levin (introduction and biographical notes) -1999
  • Pleasant if somewhat rude views by Mikael and Gabriel Levin, August 2005 One Star Press
  • Préface to D. H. Lawrence, Croquis étrusques, Le Bruit du temps, 2010.


  1. ^ Meravi, S. T. (July 31, 1998). "Small but Memorable". Jerusalem Post. p. 21. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Carcanet Press – Gabriel Levin". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  3. ^ Editions, Ibis. "Ibis Editions". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  4. ^ "Alexander Goehr – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group". Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  5. ^ "Living (As a Jew) in Three Dimensions of Time". Haaretz. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
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