“Addiction” — Atar Hadari

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.]

Atar Hadari’s “Greasepaint”

Atar J Hadari


“Greasepaint” is my memoir of several summers spent acting in summer-stock in Utah and Matha’s Vineyard. It’s also a view of one expensive and sometimes highly debilitating habit, acting, from the perspective of having taken up another – child rearing!


Atar Hadari’s Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H. N. Bialik (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award and his own collection, Rembrandt’s Bible, was published by Indigo Dreams. Lives of the Dead: Poems of Hanoch Levin was recently awarded a Pen Translates 2016 grant and is forthcoming from Arc Publications this October. Atar also trained as an actor at the University of East Anglia before winning a scholarship to study playwrighting with Derek Walcott at Boston University. His plays have won awards from the BBC, Arts Council of England, National Foundation of Jewish Culture (New York), European Association of Jewish Culture (Brussels) and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was Young Writer in Residence. Plays have been staged at the Finborough Theatre, Wimbledon Studio Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) and both the Nat Horne Studio Theatre and Up Theatre in Manhattan.


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