Roy Hasan Is the Hebrew Poet of Our Generation

Hip-hop and jazz are two major influences on Hasan, the first poet of Mizrahi origins to write canonical poetry from the very outset of his literary career.

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A few years ago, a well-known writer asked me whom I considered to be the leading Hebrew poet of our generation. Now I can answer that question. It’s Roy Hasan. Born in Hadera in 1983, Hasan is the author of...