Photo by Jenny Asarnow

Photo by Jenny Asarnow

Nava EtShalom learned to talk in Jerusalem and to read in Brooklyn. Now she's a poet and editor in Philadelphia.

As a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, she writes about literary representations of settler-colonialism in Palestine since the late 19th century.

As an editor, she’s worked on stories for This American Life, The New York Times, and other outlets, as well as consulting with individual writers, artists, and activists.

Her poetry has won the 92Y Discovery Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Academy of American Poets university prizes, and other awards. She’s an alum of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan MFA program.