Goldberg, Leah

Leah Goldberg was born in Koenigsberg (now Kalingrad, Russia) in 1911, was raised in Kovno, Lithuania, and moved to Palestine in 1935. She published fourteen books of poetry including Smoke Rings (Iachdav, 1935), The Rest of Life (Sifriat Poalim, 1971) and Selected Poems (Sifriat Hapoalim, 1989). She received one of Israel’s greatest honors for artistic achievement, the Israel Prize. She died in Jerusalem in 1970. Her translated poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)