Linda Stern Zisquit is an American-born Israeli poet, editor and translator. She teaches poetry, Hebrew literature and poetry translation at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University.


Linda Stern (later Zisquit) was born in New York. She studied at Tufts University and, later, at Harvard University and SUNY Buffalo.[1] In 1978, she moved to Israel and settled in Jerusalem.[2] She is married to the lawyer Donald Zisquit, and is the mother of five children. She also runs the ArtSpace gallery in Jerusalem's German Colony.[3]

Literary career

Zisquit teaches poetry, Hebrew literature and poetry translation at Hebrew University. Additionally, she has published three collections of poetry and English translations of Hebrew poetry, among them the poems of Yona Wallach. She was the literary editor of Tikkun for almost a decade. She is now the literary editor of Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature and teaches poetry and poetry translation at the Bar-Ilan University.[1] Zisquit is a translator of Hebrew poetry into English.

Published works

  • Ritual Bath (Broken Moon Press, Seattle, WA, 1993)
  • Unopened Letters (Sheep Meadow Press, Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY, 1996)
  • The book of Ruth (1996) - London, free translation, collaboration with artist Maty Grunberg, portfolio of 18 woodcuts, limited edition
  • The Face in the Window (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2005)


  • Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (Sheep Meadow Press, 1997)