About the Journal

Lyre:  Studies in Poetry and Lyric is a peer-reviewed, online and open-access journal in English.  It is published by Bar-Ilan University Press and the Department of Literature of the Jewish People at Bar-Ilan University.  Lyre is unique in its dedication to highlighting the transcultural and translingual dimensions of both the Poetry of Hebrew and Jewish Languages, and the Poetry of Israel.  Furthermore, Lyre is also unique in comprising two sections:  one which contains scholarly articles on poetry, as well as essays by poets; and one which contains original poetry.  This combination creates a space for conversation between scholars and poets, which further crosses cultures and languages.  While there are literary journals in which poetry is published, and journals in which scholarly articles on poetry are published—Lyre positions poetry at the center of an innovative approach.  This approach delineates a shared space for scholarship and poetic creativity, focusing on a major genre that spans historical periods, languages and cultures of Jewish and Israeli experiences.

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Vol. 1 (2023): Lyre - Studies in Poetry and Lyric
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This first volume of the journal Lyre: Studies in Poetry and Lyric is dedicated to the memory of those who were murdered, and those who were killed in battle since the beginning of the October 7th War.  We pray for the complete recovery of the wounded, for the safe return of the hostages, and for the success and protection of our soldiers.

Published: 2024-02-05
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