Uri Hollander


Uri Hollander (1979) is a poet, translator, musican, literary critic and journalist. He graduated summa cum laude from the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv in 1997. In 2002, he studied at the Department of the Hebrew Bible at Tel Aviv University and from 2002 to 2005 he was a student in the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University. He received his MA in Judaic studies from the Tel Aviv University in 2005 and is currently a Doctoral student at the Department of Hebrew Literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include Notes from the Miracle Fair: Essays on Modern Poetry (2003), a Hebrew translation of E. E. Cummings: Selected Poems (2003), a book of poetry The Wandering Piano (2005), selected poems in Hebrew translation Max Jacob: Les vrais miracles (2006), Portrait on the Edge of Darkness: Essays on the poetry of Israel Har(2007), poems and a classical music CD Days of the Tel‐Aviv Conservatory (2007). He is currently working on selected poems in Hebrew  translation Eugene Guillevic: Parenthèse and Lattices: Essays on Dan Tsalka. He is the recipeint of several awards including the Metula Poetry Festival Prize and the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Young Poets. He lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.


'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.


Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.


At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.