Tali Weiss is an Israeli poet, leading writing workshops, and an editor of books and the online poetry magazine – "Kefel" (www.kefelmagazine.com). Master (M.A.) in Creative Writing from the department of literature in the University of Haifa. Published her poems in many Israeli magazines. Published five poetry books: "Siam" (1997), "Peaceful Poems" (2010), "Like a Feather" (2013), "The Navel of the Night" (2015) and "The finest hour" (2018).
1998-2001: BA in Communication and Management, from the College of Management in Tel Aviv, Israel.
2006-2008: MA in Creative Writing, from the Department of Literature in University of Haifa, Israel.
2010: Screenwriting course at the School of Film and Television "Exposure" - The Open University, Israel.
Spinning Lights/ Tali Weiss
Lights are spinning in my body
Having rinsed the darkness from myself,
A wonderful feeling, primeval;
And good that no one saw
How scared I was of the darkness,
A clear, deep seated fear
Without resistance or thought beyond.
And then, spinning lights
And you roll up.
A fleeting visit is enough
To become flooded with light and happiness,
How much beauty does this light contain
Spinning in my body, bursting all constraints
As well as a surplus of excuses.
Finally the dams have ruptured
Bridges have collapsed.
I gush into the lights
All of me is one big light
From the edge of darkness to here.
(Translated from Hebrew by Uri Themal)