account_circle by Moshe Benarroch
Moshe Benarroch was born in 1959 in Tetuan/Morocco, between Tangier and Gibraltar. He grew up in a mixture of cultures and languages, Spanish being his mother tongue, attending a French school, hearing the Arabic of the streets and praying in Hebrew. In 1972 He emigrated to Israel, and has lived since then in Jerusalem. Books he has had published in Hebrew include: The Immigrant's Lament (poetry - 1994), The Coming Book (prose - 1997), and The Bread And The Dream (poetry - 1998). His poems and prose have been published in numerous Israeli literary magazines. His international publication credits include: Ygdrasil, Revue Europe (France), Xero, Abiko Quarterly (Japan), and Poetry magazine. He is a contributing editor at Ygdrasil, where he has e-published a book of poetry titled Moben's Poems. Moshe's first novel Benshawen will be published in Hebrew later this year. A book of poems in Spanish, titled Esquina En Tetuán, published by Esquio (Spain), is forthcoming. He is scheduled to appear at the International Poetry Festival in Austin, TX, in April, 1999