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. I teach in university and popular education settings, including as a founding member of the Facing the Nakba project. 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 twitter, teaching, and florescent lights while I recover from a 2013 brain injury (bicycle, trolley tracks).