Gili Haimovich is an author, visual artist, and expressive arts therapist. As an Israeli transplanted to Toronto she writes in both English and Hebrew. She has published three volumes of poetry in Israel: Contact Glue, Reflected Like Joy and the recent one My Forces Fire. Recently her first collection of English poetry
Living on a Blank Page came to print in Canada. In North America her work appeared in TOK1: Writing the New Toronto and in journals including the Literary Review of Canada and The American-Israeli journal ARC that included her photography as well. Her photos took parts in main newspapers in Israel and her film ‘A Dictionary to Those Who Don’t Need’ won a scholarship from The Israeli Ministry of Arts. The film has been screened in Canada and Israel. She has studied Cinema at Camera Obscura Arts School and expressive arts therapy in ISIS-Israel.
She has worked as a cultural columnist, book critic and editor for some of the main newspapers in Israel and the some of the Jewish and Israeli journals in Canada.
Gili continues to publish poetry in Israel in the main literary journal along with her English publication. She also incorporates writing with the other arts modalities in her work as a therapist and expressive arts facilitator. Lately she also started to do poetry translations the the well known Israeli poet Yehezkel Nafshy and to the great American poet, editor and commentator Dara Barnet. The Hebrew translations she did to Barnet’s poes will be publish in the next issue of Hebrew Literary journal Svo along with Gili’s own poems.