Contributors / September 2012 (Issue 18)

David Raphael Israel
ImageBorn in California in 1956, David Raphael Israel was educated at a small Quaker school.  He's written poetry from a young age. After studying classical Chinese at UC Berkeley, he pursued arts journalism, focusing on music. He wrote and edited at EAR Magazine (NYC), then moved to Washington, DC.  Emigrating to India (2007), he lived at Dhrupad Sansthan (a music school in Bhopal), returning to California in 2009. His ghazals are seen in Ravishing DisUnities and Here and Now: an Anthology of Delhi Poets. His experimental documentary, Padma Bilawal, was screened in Bangalore. Living in Los Angeles, he plays sarangi. [Read] [Cha profile]

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