- Leprosy for Seven Days
It was simply a question of power I said black He said white
My brother understood, mediated my skin.
He knew from the beginning I was used to watching out for him using my big mouth to make him prince.
Karen Alkalay-Gut Born in London in the Blitz, Karen Alkalay-Gut's education in the United States was supplemented by Yiddish Shule and extended Bible lessons in Yiddish. In 1972, she moved to Israel and teaches poetry at Tel Aviv University. Her poetry publications include The Love of Clothes and Nakedness (Sivan, 1999), High Maintenance (Neamh, 2001) and So Far So Good (Sivan, 2004). Open Secret: Poetry and Popular Culture (University of Washington Press) will be available in 2007.