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Introduction primarily poetry by Janice Rebibo ג'ניס רביבו || Janice Silverman Rebibo, a Massachusetts native and native English speaker, received a President of Israel award for Zara Betzion [a stranger-woman in Zion], her 2007 book of collected Hebrew poetry. She is the author of four books of Hebrew poems, a popular volume of translations to English of the poetry of Natan Yonatan and two books of poems written in English. My Beautiful Ballooning Heart, her collected English language poetry, was published in 2013. How Many Edens appeared in 2014. In Israel, critics called Rebibo’s work “a bold blend of two imposing literary traditions” and “a strategic breakthrough that added something new to the war of independence of Israel’s consciousness.” Her 1985 print debut was initiated by poet Chaim Gouri in the literary pages of Davar. In the United States, her poetry is characterized as “fresh and compelling”, having “an intriguing sense of humor”, and showing “just how globally oriented the world has become”. "My Beautiful Ballooning Heart” was nominated by Muddy River Poetry Review for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Rebibo’s English poetry appears in online and print journals in Israel and the US.