Diti Ronen on Cut.Loose by Neta Weiner and Stav Marin

דיתי רונן על חיתוך.דיבור מאת סתיו מרין ונטע וינר

מִי אוֹחֵז בְּצַוָּארוֹ שֶׁל מִי

מִי חוֹנֵק אֶת מִי

מִי סוֹתֵם אֶת פִּיו שֶׁל מִי

מִי מְקָּרְבֵּן אֶת שֵׂה הָאִשָּׁה.

סַכִּינִים נִזְרָקִים לָרִצְפָּה

מִי פָּגַע בְּמִי פָּגַע

בִּי בָּךְ בְּךָ קָהָל

עַל שְׂפַת הַמִּזְרוֹן הַצָּהֹב

מַתְחִיל קְרַב מַגָּע.

הָאָקוֹרְדְּיוֹן הַהוֹדִּי נוֹהֵם אֶת עַרְפֶל

הַזּוּגִיּוֹת. בּוֹא כְּמוֹ

שֶׁאַתָּה. בּוֹאִי כְּמוֹ שֶׁאַתְּ.

בּוֹא נְחַסֵּל אֶת אֶבְרֵי הַדִּבּוּר

בּוֹא נְסַדֵּר אֶת אֶבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה

זֶהוּ סָדוֹ אֶבְרֵי הָאָרֶץ

מָזוֹ אֶבְרֵי הַמְּדִינָה

סָדוֹ אֶבְרֵי הַקָּהָל

מָזוֹ אֶבְרֵי הָרַקְדָן.

הִתְגּוֹשְׁשׁוּת שֶׁל גּוּשִׁים מִתְנַגְּשִׁים

הִתְגּוֹשְׁשׁוּת מוּזִיקָלִית שֶׁל שְׁטָחִים

הִתְגּוֹשְׁשׁוּת הַמִּלִּים

שֶׁלִּי שֶׁלָּהּ

הִתְגּוֹשְׁשׁוּת הָרִצְפָּה

הָאָבָק, הַמַּאֲבָק

שֶׁל שִׁירַת הַכִּבּוּשׁ, הַדִּכּוּי, הַשִּׂנְאָה.

סתיו מרין ונטע וינר הציגו את חיתוך.דיבור ב3 לדצמבר בבית הנסן כחלק משבוע מחול בינלאומי ירושלים של מרכז מחול שלם.


Dr. Diti Ronen is a poet, an editor and a translator of poetry.

Ronen has published six full length poetry books, as well as numerous essays and articles. Her poetry has been translated into many languages and published in literary magazines and anthologies worldwide. Ronen performs her work on different stages in Israel and around the world. She was awarded three International poetry awards, including the Terra Poetica Award, two national awards , prizes of honors, poetry residencies and scholarships.

Her poetry is derived from her personal narrative, being part of a persecuted minority, as well as from imaginary alternative narratives. Accordingly, Ronen’s literary work is varied from feminist poetry, like in the book “Inner Moon: Note book” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2002) that relates to the female Menstrual cycle in relation to the Moon monthly cycle, to her own family memory, like in the book “littlebird” (Bar Ilan, 2010) that relates to a specific event in The Holocaust, and to journey poetry, like in the book “The return of the house and its wanderings” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2016) that relates to her search for a home (The book was awarded by the Kugel Literary Award). Her upcoming book, “Many Mothers“, relates to her collective-personal memories of her own feminine existence in previous generations.

Ronen has also edited five poetry books, all of them published in Israel (Pardess Publishing House, Haifa, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). She is currently in a process of editing two additional poetry books, one of them is expected to be published in 2018, and the second in 2019.

Ronen has translated and published numerous poems, all of them translated from English along and together with the poets. Currently she is working together with the poet Amir Or on a Young Georgian Poetry Anthology.

Beside her literary work, Ronen is a lecturer and a researcher of Arts, Theatre & Cultural Policy and she writes policy papers and advises on culture and arts to different organizations. She recently left her work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to focus on poetry. She is the former head of Cultural Policy, Theatre and Literature Departments in the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Her academic work is in Theatre, and her research explores the Actor’s cognitive work while performing his role as a character on stage in front of an audience.

Diti was born in Tel Aviv. She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and the mother of five. She lives with her spouse in Neve Monoson, a community near Tel Aviv.