Nava EtShalom

Nava EtShalom learned to talk in Jerusalem and to read in Brooklyn. Now she lives in Philadelphia, where she's a PhD student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared in Mid-American Review, Meridian, FIELD, and elsewhere, and she has received awards from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and the Academy of American Poets. As a writer, educator, and activist, her work includes supporting justice in Palestine and reimagining queer family. Contact her at

Arts and Culture

“The Family Playing Host to the Missile”: A Review of Rachel Zolf’s "Neighbour Procedure"

Nava EtShalom reviews the Rachel Zolf’s newest book of poetry, Neighbour Procedure (Coach House, 2010), and discusses its politics of Israel and of poetics.

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