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Julia Knobloch

b. 1973

Current City, State, Country

Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Mainz, Germany


Julia Knobloch is a poet, rabbi-in-training, and editor. A former documentary filmmaker, she is the author of two collections of poetry and was awarded a 2021 AJU Word Grant Bruce Geller Memorial Prize for her poetry community building and retreat facilitating projects. A former Brooklyn Poets Fellow, she is based in Los Angeles but lives, studies, and writes in Jerusalem during the academic year 2022-23.

Published Works

Book of Failed Salvation (Chapbook; Ben Yehuda Press, 2021)
Do Not Return (Broadstone Books, 2019)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Poetry Editor for the Jewish Poetry Project / Ben Yehuda Press


Rabbinic Ordination (Ziegler, expected 2025)
Graduate Degree in Philosophy and Romance Languages (European Portuguese and French) from Heidelberg University, Germany

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