I learned to talk in Jerusalem and to read in Brooklyn. Now I’m a writer and editor in Philadelphia. As a doctoral candidate in English at Penn, I write about the Anglophone literary history of Zionism in the long 20th century, and the appearances and occlusions within it of the Palestinian Nakba. I've worked as a consulting editor with This American Life and Next City, as well as individual writers, artists, and activists. My poetry has won the 92Y/Boston Review Discovery Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Academy of American Poets university prizes, and other awards. I’m an alum of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan MFA program. I'm on hiatus from crowds, florescent lights, and bowling alleys while I recover from a 2013 brain injury (bicycle, trolley tracks).