Rifkah Goldberg has been writing poetry since 1996. Her work focuses on two
main themes: human relationships, and the recent situation in
Her poetry first became known in Israel through readings at the "Jerusalem Poetry Slams," a performance poetry group. She is also a member and regular contributor to Voices Israel Group of Poets in English and the Israel Association of Writers in English (in their magazine "Arc").
Several of her poems have been published in "Clark Street Review" (USA), "Taproot Literary Review" (USA), "Between Whisper and Shout Poetry" (website), "Midstream" (USA), "European Judaism" (UK), the "Jewish Spectator" (USA), the 10th Anniversary Anthology of International Slam Poetry (USA) and the "Heartbeats" series (Targum Press).
Some examples of Rifkah Goldberg's poems are presented here. For further information or more poems, please contact her.
Main Themes and Samples of My Poetry:
(Click on title to read poem)
"LETTERS TO MEN"
"I Have Nothing That Belongs to You"
Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before?
Theorem of Your Life
Opposite Sides of the Street
"SECOND TIME AROUND"
Getting the Act Together
Meeting the Children
We Will Both Be Sorry
"WAR AND PEACE"
Little Life in Big World
Nostalgia for the Old Millenium
Waiting for the Names
"FAMILY: NEAR AND FAR"
'Phone Call From Lebanon
To Cry or Not to Cry
Scrabble in the Kitchen
"I Once Had a Daddy"
To Someone Who Cared
"REFLECTIONS TO SHARE"
Letter to God
Stealing a Line
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