The poetry enterprise was established in order to encourage the publishing of quality poetry works. Poetry naturally has a smaller audience therefore suffers the most from the difficult Israeli publishing market. These days, poetry is scarce and what is being published is funded by the authors themselves. For this reason, the poetry enterprise at ICL has great importance and much influence on the existing of poetry in Israel. Our wish is to promote Israeli poetry as much as possible.
The Poetry operates with the support of the Ministry of Culture & Sport