Rachel Neve-Midbar

b. 1963

Current City, State, Country

Isfyia, Israel

Birth City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA


Poet, essayist, translator and Fulbright Scholar, Rachel Neve-Midbar’s collection Salaam of Birds was chosen by Dorothy Barresi for the Patricia Bibby First Book Prize and was published by Tebot Bach in January 2020. She is also the author of the chapbook, What the Light Reveals (Tebot Bach, 2014, winner of The Clockwork Prize). Rachel’s work has appeared in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Grist and Georgia Review as well as other publications and anthologies. Her awards include the Crab Orchard Review Richard Peterson Prize, The Passenger Prize, and nominations for The Pushcart Prize. Rachel is a newly-minted PhD from The University of Southern California, where her research concerned menstruation in contemporary poetry. She is currently a Fulbright Post Doc in Israel translating the poems of Holocaust poet Abba Kovner. Rachel is also the co-editor of Stained: an anthology of creative writing about menstruation (Querencia Press, July 2023) and her scholarly work Thought and New Language in the Menstrual Poem is due out from Palgrave MacMillan in 2025.

Published Works

Salaam of Birds (Tebot Bach, 2020)
What the Light Reveals (chapbook; Tebot Bach, 2014)

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PhD Student (ABD) University of Southern California


Sarah Lawrence College–BA Studies
Pacific University–MFA, 2015
University of Southern California, PhD (ABD–current

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