The poet Tehila Hakimi’s work touches on gender, labor, and the quotidian violence of language and everyday life. These poems were among a group featured at the multimedia exhibition “A Woman in Workspace,” held at Musrara in Jerusalem in late 2018, and appear here in translation for the first time. Like Hakimi’s other work, they explore gendered power relationships, the potential of language both to subjugate and liberate, and the repressed anger hidden behind calm facades. This translation was provided by Program in Jewish Studies Associate Director Dr. Melissa Weininger.
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