Shlomo Laufer

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Born13 March 1940
Lvov, Poland
  • Poet
  • Writer
  • Poetry editor

Shlomo Laufer (born 13 March 1940 in Lvov, Poland) is an Israeli poet, writer and poetry editor. His work was written originally in Hebrew, albeit some of his work has been translated and published in English as well.


Shlomo Laufer migrated to Israel at the age of eight, during the same year in which Israel was founded (1948). His first published poems were published by the “Masa” section of LaMerhav Journal, While Shlomo was only at the age of 17 Years. They were edited by Aharon Megged, following the recommendation of the well-known Israeli poet Nathan Alterman. During 1964, Laufer published his first book of poetry, “A guest will arrive this evening”.[1] (this book was not translated). Since then, Laufer’s Poetry was published in nearly all the literature sections and professional journals of that time. Nevertheless, most of his work saw light in “Keshet” journal, which was edited by Aharon Amir.

During 1992, Shlomo suffered from a writing crisis, and ceased to write poetry. During that year, he published a prose book “The Rashida, a modern legend”[2]. Several years later, Laufer have returned to the poetry scene with a new book “The Beauty of Quasimodo”[3] (Carmel publishing, 2000). Following this book, Laufer was invited to participate in the “Metula poetry festival”. It was considered to be a turning point in Laufer’s poetics, as described by Prof. Yoav Rinon in Haaretz newspaper.

In the year 2000, Laufer have established a new poetry journal, “Carmel poetry journal”[4]. Laufer has served Carmel as its founding editor throughout the years. Carmel have established a central role in the Israeli poetry scene. 19 journal editions have been published, in 17 booklets.

During the year 2011, a wide selection of Laufer’s poems were published in Keshev publishing (Owned by Rafi Weichert) under the name “Closed dreams”, to celebrate 50 years of writing. This book received wide coverage in the local media[5][6]. An English translation of this book is underway. In 2013, a prose book named “The Peacocks Village” was published by “Hakibbutz Hameuchad” publishing house. The book includes two novels and was a part of the “Black sheep” series under Prof. Hannan Hever editing. It was reviewed by Dror Burstein in a list for Haaretz literature section[7]

Shlomo Laufer have worked for over 30 years in Israel Broadcasting Authoritys “Kol Yisrael” radio channel, in the literature department, under the management of Shmuel Huppert, a known writer.

Thus far, only a small portion of Laufer's work was translated into english. This includes "Shutting Down", a poem translated by Betsy Rosenberg[8] and "Two poems" [9]

Nowadays, Laufer continues to write poetry and prose.

Shlomo Laufer resides in Jerusalem and has one son.

Publication list

Spring - Songs of Tel-Aviv (1964)

WaterColor Voices - Songs of Tel-Aviv (Acked, 1967)

The Yellow Seeps into the Green - Songs of Jerusalem (Shay, 1973)

Foliage and Ashes - Songs of Jerusalem (Netanel, 1984)

Rashida: A Modern Tale - Tel Aviv (Yaron Golan, 1992)

The Beauty of Quasimodo - Songs of Jerusalem (Carmel journal, 2000)

Madagascar - Songs of Jerusalem (Carmel, 2008)

Sealed Dreams selected poems - Tel Aviv (Keshev, 1961-2011)

Peacock Town - Prose, Tel Aviv (Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013)

Chekhov, Poems - Songs of Jerusalem (Carmel, 2018)


  1. הערב יבוא אורח - שלמה לאופר.
  2. הראשידה : (אגדה מודרנית) - שלמה לאופר.
  3. יופיו של קוזימודו - שלמה לאופר.
  4. "כתב-עת כרמל - הוצאת כרמל - כתב עת לשירה מהוותיקים בארץ". הוצאת כרמל (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  5. "חיים בכתובים". Haaretz הארץ (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  6. "ספרים חדשים". Haaretz הארץ (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  7. "וירטואוזיות החידלון של הגיבור". Haaretz הארץ (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  8. "Shutting Down". Modern Poetry in Translation. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  9. "PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine - Two Poems - Shlomo Laufer - PN Review 231". Retrieved 2021-02-21.

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