Gili Haimovich is a prize-winning bilingual Israeli Canadian poet and visual artist. She is the author of four poetry books in English, including Promised Lands (Finishing Line Press, USA, 2020), six in Hebrew, and a multilingual book, Note (El nido del fénix, 2019, Mexico). She was awarded prizes for best foreign poet at the international Italian poetry competitions I colori dell’anima (2020) as well as Ossi di Seppia (2019), a grant for excellency by The Ministry of Culture of Israel (2015), a fellowship residency at the International Writers’ Workshop Hong Kong (2021), and more, including grants for her Hebrew Books from Akum – The Israeli Authors Association, The Pais Committee for Arts and the Goldberg Grant for Culture and Literature. The short film she authored won a grant from The Israeli Ministry of Culture and was screened in Israel and Canada. Her poems are translated into 33 languages including full length books in French, Serbian and Estonian and featured worldwide in numerous anthologies and journals such as: The Best Asian Poetry Anthology, World Literature Today, 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium, A World Anthology of Border Poetry -Blurred and Political and major publications in Israel such as The Most Beautiful Poems in Hebrew – A Hundred Years of Israeli Poetry, A Naked Queen – An Anthology of Israeli Social Protest Poetry. Gili participates in festivals and literary events in Canada and Israel as well as worldwide such as in Mexico, France, Italy, India, Romania, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, Kenya, Kosovo,Mongolia, Estonia and more. As a poetry translator, Gili’s work includes the eminent Israeli poet Nurit Zarchi, Uruguayan poet Teresa Korondi into English, and into Hebrew, the first Estonian poetry book published in Israel, Vehakav Hopech LeTzhel (And the Line Turns into Shadow, Iton 77, 2017) by Mathura, and a volume of the selected poetry of the laureate Estonian poet Jaan Kaplinski, Avak Vetzvaeim, (Dust and Colors, Iton 77, 2022). Gili teaches and lectures about creative writing in Israel and Canada at The Haliburton School of the Arts and The Create Institute as well as in other countries, such as the New Delhi University and Christ College in India. As a visual artist, her photography has been presented in the US, Canada, Chile and Israel.
Gili is a Short Form 2005 mentee and worked with Pier Giorgio Di Cicco.