"One must be very careful not to deprive the poem of its wild origin."

Stanley Kunitz

Sharon Kessler/FISH-EYE PRESS

Sharon Kessler, poet & translator, is proprietor of Fish-Eye Press, a private press in Pardes Hanna, Israel. Her poems have appeared in many journals, anthologies, at a bus stop in Santa Fe, and in a Guerilla Poetics broadside. Sharon grew up in Bohemia, New York and holds degrees from SUNY Binghamton and from Stanford University, where she was a Mirrielees Scholar in Literature & Creative Writing. Her translation of the Hebrew poet Lea Goldberg was awarded a Witter Bynner Poetry Translator Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2005. From a corner of her husband's dojo, she prints broadsides & chapbooks on handmade or other fine paper. All work is printed from handset metal type on a 6.25 x 9 inch platen press of uncertain lineage and hand-illustrated by the poet's daughter, Noga Farchi, or by other artists.

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