Elisheva Greenbaum (1965-2004) was an Israeli poetess and playwright. She published one book of poetry in her lifetime (“The Nape of Light” (published by Helicon, 2000) and won the Prime Minister’s Prize and the Teva Prize at the Metula Poetry Festival in 2003.
After her death, a book of her poetry was published in 2005 “All of a Sudden, the Earth” (Carmel) which also contains short prose pieces, as well as the book “Three Plays” (Carmel, 2006). Besides her writing, she also lectured and conducted writing workshops.
She was born in Jerusalem, and had a twin sister. She attended the L’Yad Ha Universita High School. She served in military Intelligence and lived in Tel Aviv.
Elisheva Greenbaum died on December 31st, 2004, at the age of 39, from a severe illness.