Jam & Jerusalem


Yvonne Green’s latest collection extends the urgent and compelling territory of her earlier, award-winning books. Politically engaged, many of the poems consider the human cost of war, while others deal equally intensely with ideas and with both domestic city landscapes. A final section furthers the translations she began in 2011 with her PBS Recommended title, After Semyon Izrailevich Lipkin.

A poet of extraordinary breadth and depth – Molly Peacock, President emerita of the Poetry Society of America


Yvonne Green, born in 1957 in London to a multi-lingual Central Asian family, practised law, and then published her first collection, Boukhara, winner of the 2007 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition. Her second, The Assay, was also published in Ivrit by Am Oved as Hanisoo-yi, having won funds for translation from Celia Atkin and Lady Gavron. Her third, After Semyon Izrailevich Lipkin, was the Winter 2011 Poetry Book Society’s Translation Choice. Her fourth, Honoured, was a Winter 2015 Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

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