Hanna Zacks was born in Israel, where she received a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Hebrew University. In 1960 she came to the United States and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia, and a Ph.D. in social work from the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Now retired, Hanna audits courses at Binghamton University, and lives with her husband, Shelley, in Endwell, NY.
In 2003 she published her first poetry book, “Poems that Happened, Making Sense of Daily Life,” and in June of 2008 she published her second book, “Common Encounters.”
Recently the river of hatred changed course / And back to the East it is flowing / Out of India's billion inhabitants / Among the Westerners targeted to be murdered / The few Jews residing in Mumbai / Were especially singled out for the slaughter.