Friday, February 20, 2009


Over at Tikun Olam, Richard Silverstein has written a fascinating review of our forthcoming book, With an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry. Silverstein makes some intriguing connections between the title (which is taken from a quotation from Jeremiah) and Kafka's In the Penal Colony. He also compares the Israeli Occupation with "the harrow of Kafka’s story in that it etches both the sin and punishment directly onto the bodies of Israelis and Palestinians alike." We highly recommend you read this wonderful review.

With an Iron Pen is a groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank. For more on the book, visit our website.