Annie Kantar Ben-Hillel

Publishing Name

Annie Kantar

Current City, State, Country

Jerusalem, Israel

Birth City, State, Country

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Annie Kantar’s work has appeared in The American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Birmingham Review, Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, On the Seawall, Plume Anthology 9, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Rattle, Tikkun, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her translation from the Hebrew of With This Night, the final collection of poetry that Leah Goldberg published during her lifetime, appeared with University of Texas Press (2011), and was shortlisted for the ALTA Translation Prize. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and Fulbright Scholarship, she recently published her literary translation of The Book of Job (Koren 2021). Her full-length collection of poetry, Means to Be Lucky, is forthcoming with Poets & Traitors Press (May 2023).

Published Works

Means to be Lucky (Poets & Traitors, May 2023)

Translated Works:
The Book of Job (Koren Publishers, 2021)
With This Night; translations from the Hebrew of the final collection of poetry Leah Goldberg published during her lifetime (University of Texas Press, 2011)

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Director, English Program, Shalem College in Jerusalem


University of Maryland, B.A.
University of Maryland, M.F.A.

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Hebrew (Leah Goldberg, The Book of Job, Piyyutim, e.g., Avraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Ibn Gabirol)