Born in Lexington, Ky., and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Celia Merlin graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1973, studied French and English Literature at SUNY-Buffalo followed by an MA in TEFL at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She has won numerous honors including top awards in Reuben Rose Memorial International Poetry Competitions, The Miriam Lindberg Competition for Peace, and The 2012 Cyclamens and Swords Poetry Competition. Celia has led workshops and given readings at Tel Aviv University and other venues. Her work has appeared in various anthologies. She has made Israel her home since 1979, writing, teaching and raising a family.
Merlin graciously donated two copies of her new poetry book, Of This Too, to the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation and the Amherst Central High School’s library. Thank you, Celia!
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