Chana Bloch, American poet, Died at 77


Chana Bloch was born on March 15, 1940, and died on May 19, 2017.

She was an American poet, translator, and scholar.

She was a professor emerita of English at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Bloch was co-translator, with Ariel Bloch, of The Song of Songs.

She won the Poetry Society of America’s Di Castagnola Award for Blood Honey; the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for Mrs. Dumpty; and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, together with Chana Kronfeld, for Open Closed Open.

Bloch resided in Berkeley, California.

Bloch had two grown sons, Benjamin and Jonathan, from her marriage to Ariel Bloch, a former professor of Semitic Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bloch married Dave Sutter in 2003.

Chana Bloch passed away at 77 years old.