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Henry Israeli

Henry Israeli’s poetry collections are god’s breath hovering across the waters, (Four Way Books: 2016), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010), and New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002). He is also the translator of three books by Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku. He is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Drexel Writing Festival at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

mechanics1 Poetry

From far away the child’s singing
            sounds like the cries of a rat
in the mouth of a python.

Henry Israeli
Henry Israeli