Miriam Green is the author of The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver which will be published by Black Opal Books in 2019. She writes a weekly blog that is posted on her website, featuring anecdotes about her mother’s Alzheimer’s and related recipes. Her blog also appears on the Alzheimer’s Association website. Her poetry has been published in several journals, including Poet Lore, The Prose Poem Project, Ilanot Review, The Barefoot Review, Red Wolf Press, and Poetica Magazine. Her poem, “Mercy of a Full Womb,” won the 2014 Jewish Literary Journal’s first anniversary competition. Her poem, “Questions My Mother Asked, Answers My Father Gave Her,” won the 2013 Reuben Rose Poetry prize. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA in Creative Writing from Bar Ilan University.
Prior to moving to Israel, Miriam worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, and “cut her teeth” at Moment Magazine.
She is the mother of three sabras and a grandmother of one. A twenty-five-year resident of Beer Sheva, Israel, Miriam lives with her loving husband, Jeff, two cats, and a snake named Popcorn.
When she’s not writing, Miriam works as a counselor for new immigrants to Israel at AACI (Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel), a position she has held for the last fifteen years. She was recently honored by AACI for her dedicated service to the organization.
Miriam is also one of the founders of the current Voices Israel South group of poets.
twitter: Miriam Green @thelostkichen