Shoshana Sarah is an American born poet, English teacher, collage artist, amateur dancer, and the creator of Poets of Babel, a multilingual poetry club. A lover of languages, she speaks Hebrew, French, and Russian, and has studied Spanish, Korean and Arabic just for kicks ( but the truth is she can’t remember the last three languages save a few phrases). She established Poets of Babel as a sneaky way to combine her two greatest loves: languages and poetry.
She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but for some illogical reason decided to go back to school. She told everyone that she’d get a teaching certificate in theater (because she’s also into improv theater), but then ended up studying poetry at The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University. Then she’ll properly study psychodrama, script writing, directing and photography and mix it all up like the mosaic/collage/Babel that she is.
Her publications appear in the fall 2011 issues of The Ilanot Review, Yes, Poetry, in the 2012 winter edition of Eternal Haunted Summer, in the August 2013 issue of מרחב الفضاء space and Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age. She directed a documentary about stereotypes in Israel and has written six poetry books (that are in her treasure box) since she started writing over 15 years ago. She is obsessed with maps, clocks, compasses, lampposts, and the Tower of Babel while simultaneously having issues with time, directions, and a proud case of Jerusalem syndrome.