lectures on literature and poetry at the Kerem Institute in Jerusalem. A co-founder of a writing program for gifted youth at the Matan Arts and Culture Project, she has taught in the Creative Writing Program of Ben-Gurion University, and in 2006 will be a visiting poet at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Stranger and Everyday Woman and The Mountain Mother is Gone are her first two collections; a third volume of poetry, Subjects of the Sun, is forthcoming. She has represented Israel at poetry festivals in Macedonia and Rotterdam. In 2003 Ms. Hass’ contributions to Israeli life and letters were honored with the Prime Minister of Israel Award for Writers. She participates courtesy of the US-Israeli Educational Foundation.