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Robert Manaster

Translator, Hebrew
Robert Manaster’s poetry and co-translations have appeared in numerous journals including Rosebud, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Image, The Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Spillway. His co-translation of Ronny Someck’s The Milk Underground (White Pine Press, 2015) was awarded the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. He has also co-translated a selection of Yossel Birstein’s flash fiction in And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories (Dryad Press, 2016), which Kirkus Reviews calls “An anthology of evocative stories– fortified with beguiling asides, full of unforgettable absurdities– collected on bus rides through Jerusalem.” Robert Manaster has also published reviews in such publications as Rattle, Jacket2, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Currently, he’s an Assistant Editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal. (Photo credit: Poets & Writers)