Recent News

  • Memento Mori,” the poem and an audio recording, appeared in The New Yorker (November 16, 2015).
  • Natasha Trethewey selected “Beaux Arts” for the Sunday New York Times Magazine (August 23, 2015).
  • “The Joins” appeared in Best American Poetry 2015 as well as the Pushcart Prize Anthology XL.
  • Chana recorded a selection of her poems on

Readings & Lectures

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
A Celebration of Yehuda Amichai
Robert Alter, Hana Amichai, Emanuella
Amichai, Chana Bloch & Chana Kronfeld
San Francisco Jewish Community Center
3200 California St at Presidio Ave, SF

Monday, October 26, at 7 PM.
Distinguished Writers Series
Chana Bloch with Susan Terris
Biella Room, University Library
Cal State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3:00 pm
Autumn House Poets Reading
with Andrea Hollander and Danusha Lameris
Diesel Books, (510) 653-9965
5433 College Avenue at Kales, Oakland
Contact: Joyce Jenkins,

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Poetry Reading
with Ellen Bass
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Contact: Susan Felix:

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Poetry Reading
with Maria Hummel
Marin Poetry Center
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Contact: Francesca Bell,

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:45-5:00 pm
“In the Fever of Love”: Translating Eros in the Bible

Conference: “Translation, Migration, Conversion:
New Directions in Jewish Bible Translation”
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Contact: Naomi Seidman,

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm
Poetry reading: Chana and Her Students:
An Evening of Poetry and Celebration

Albany Library
1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA
Contact: Catherine Taylor,

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Poetry Flash Reading: Swimming in the Rain
Poems of Sex, Love, and Marriage
Moe’s Books, with Rusty Morrison
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
Contact: Joyce Jenkins,

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Poetry reading: Swimming in the Rain

Hammer Museum Reading Series
10899 Wilshire Blvd, L.A.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 7:00-9:00 pm
“The Song of Songs: The Biblical Garden of Eros”

VBS College of Jewish Studies
Congregation Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Contact: Rabbi Ed Feinstein, (818) 788-6000

Monday, Feb, 9, 2015, 12:00-1:30 pm
“Border Crossings: Translating Yiddish and Hebrew”
Glatstein, I.B. Singer, Amichai, Ravikovitch

CJS Ross Seminar, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
306 Royce Hall, UCLA
Contact: Vivian Holenbeck,

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm
Berkeley launch: Swimming in the Rain

Morrison Library, UC Berkeley
Contact: Paul Hamburg,

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00-5:30 pm
PEN West reading from
Living in the Land of Limbo

with Carol Levine and Ann Harleman
2671 Shasta, Berkeley 94708
Contact: Dorothy Gilbert,

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:45 pm
Litquake, San Rafael, CA

Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, San Rafael, CA
with Susan Cohen and Christina Hutchins
Contact: Christina Hutchins

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
Chana Bloch and Naomi Shihab Nye

Poetry for Peace at the Rothko Chapel
Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX
3900 Yupon Street at Sul Ross