Tali Cohen Shabtai was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and is an international poet of high esteem with works translated into many languages.
She is the author of three bilingual volumes of poetry, “Purple Diluted in a Black’s Thick”(2007), “Protest” (2012) and “Nine Years From You”(2018).
A fourth volume is forthcoming in 2021. She has lived many years in Oslo, Norway, and in the U.S.A.
Tali is known in her country as a very prominent as a poet with a special lyric, “she doesn’t give herself easily, but subject to her own rules”.
Tali is living in Chicago.
Jerusalem sits in front of me at this moment as a valley from Yonah Wallach’s poem “Strawberries” in a sculpture legs folded in a clear design shape And if it is considered important / this is because the sitting position (hers) is a very important parameter to the body language of Jerusalem. And the long black hair of Jerusalem turned from valproic acid into molting and short, the kind that in ancient times was a symbol of surrender, castration and loss of power. And Jerusalem's new cycle already does not bleed once a month it has become an Amnorea scenario from a high level of prolactin. And Jerusalem’s teeth are so prominent considering the linguistics that exist in other cities she is in orthodontic care at a time of age and her teeth are in a doubtable gripping state And that is because no initial orthodontic examination was conducted at the age of six, when the permanent incisors emerged. When Jerusalem smiles, Oh! When she smiles in camouflage and rolls a cigarette with her fingers in a rolling machine from her pouch of Camel shredded tobacco, only then can you notice the wrinkles of the smile around her brown eyes that can only be seen through a visibility tool due to a disability in her right eye – where the humidity reached 100 percent this year and turned into heavy adhesion-fog and a cloudy temperament and that is before putting to sleep in Jerusalem the cataract in the right eye at Shaare Zedek hospital on the 16th of July And I remembered that my friend told me last night: “When I say abroad that I come from Jerusalem - it sounds metaphysical I really wanted to be cosmopolitan like you” And I answered, “In what way, my friend? I come from Jerusalem I am J e r u s a l e m.