The Voices Israel Group of Poets

in English


Voices Israel maintains affiliations with other organizations world-wide. These include other poetry groups and institutions, and poetry magazines. Our affiliations change over time, currently we are affiliated with the following:

Cross-Cultural Communications

Now fast approaching its 50th year, CCC started in 1971 as an Institute, which member Stanley H. Barkan initiated and chaired, at Long Island University's Brooklyn Center. It was based on the idea that if people would be exposed to the best that the different cultures of the world offer in their essence, their art, and the beauty and significance of their words and images, they might be less inclined to harm each other.

CCC is "really just a family of creative people: not a formal organization for which there is a formal membership card, certainly no fee involved, just an aggregate of poets, writers, photographers, composers, artists of all kinds, translators, editors, publishers, book-store owners, professors who share their talents and abilities and contacts when called upon, as necessary."

Contact Stanley Barkan at

Rick Lupert is the founder and Editor of the Poetry Super Highway, whose mission is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible. The site publishes a Poet of the Week (bio and one or two poems, featured for one week then permanently kept in the archive); a monthly live open poetry reading; a book exchange (send a book, get a book); and a bookstore with several categories, one of which is Holocaust Poetry Books (purchase of books is via a link to Amazon). It also includes a resource list of useful links for poets and a directory of poets' websites which any poet can add their site to.

The Poetry Super Highway holds an annual contest, judged by three judges. There is no limitation on the number of poems entered; previously published poems are also allowed, but not poems that are also being submitted for Poet of the Week. There is a US$1 per poem entrance fee; this provides prize money for the top three winners. Other entrants receive a small prize, usually a book of poetry contributed by one of the sponsors.

Voices Israel is one of the sponsors of the contest, and contributes two books of poetry  from its publications to the prizes.

Peter Thabit Jones ( is the Founder and Editor of The Seventh Quarry, a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales with an international perspective. It appears twice a year, in winter and summer. The first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, U.K., in January 2005. The magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world. Poets from the U.K., America, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Catalonia, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.

Each issue features a Poet Profile: a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. The policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. There is also a Books and Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications.

The magazine has also been contracted to The Poetry Library's (Royal Festival Hall, London) prestigious digitisation project, which will ensure that copies of this magazine are featured on the latter's very popular website - regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K.

Immagine & Poesia

IMMAGINE & POESIA is an international artistic and literary movement, co-founded at Alfa Teatro in Torino, Italy, in 2007 by Lydia Chiarelli. Since its inception, IMMAGINE & POESIA has continued to grow. Hundreds of poets and artists from all over the world have participated, and the movement now reaches international audiences. Its annual anthology, also called Immagine &Poesia, features artworks and associated poems published together. It does not have a website but it has a blog, publishing mainly artwork, and see its/Lydia's Facebook page.