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Amir Or

Poet Amir Or was born in Tel Aviv in 1956 and studied philosophy and comparative religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he later lectured on Ancient Greek Religion. He has taught poetry and creative writing at Helicon Poetry School, as well as at universities in Israel, Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Or has published several collections of poetry, articles on poetry and on classical and religious studies, as well as several collections of translations from ancient Greek, Latin, English and Japanese. In 1990 Or co-founded Helicon Poetry Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel and served as its chief editor and Artistic Director until 2011. He was editor of its literary journal, Helikon, and edited the Helikon books Series. He was also director of the Sha'ar International Poetry Festival and the Helicon Hebrew-Arabic Poetry School. At present he is national coordinator of the U.N.-sponsored venture "Poets for Peace" and serves as national editor of the international poetry magazines Atlas and Blesok. He is also a founding member of the EACWP (European Association of Creative Writing Programs) of the international Circle of Poets and of the WPM (World Poetry Movement).

Or has received several prizes and awards, including the Harry Harshon Award (1986), the Minister of Culture Honorary Award for his translations from ancient Greek (1994), the Bernstein Prize (1995), the Prime Minister's Prize (1996), the Pleiades Tribute of the Struga Poetry Festival for having made "a significant contribution to modern world poetry" (Macedonia, 2000), the Fulbright Award for Writers (2006), the Oeneumi Poetry Prize of the Tetovo Poetry Festival (Macedonia, 2010), the Wine Poetry Prize of the Struga Poetry Evenings (Macedonia, 2013), the Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa Award (Montenegro, 2014) and the European Atlas of Lyrics Award (Republika Srpska, 2016).

He has taken part in many international literary conferences and festivals, and his poems have been published in more than 40 languages.


 

Books Published in Hebrew
I Watch Through the Monkey's Eyes (poetry), Martef 29/ Eked, 1987 [Ani Mabit Me-Einei Ha-Kofim]
Faces (poetry), Am Oved, 1991 [Panim]
Ransoming the Dead (poetry), Helikon-Bitan, 1994 [Pidyon Ha-Met]
So! (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Kacha]
Poem (poetry) Hakibbutz Hameuchad-Rythmus, 1996 [Shir]
Day (poetry) Tag, 1998 [Yom / Megilat Layla]
The Song of Tahira (prose) Xargol, 2001 [Shir Tahira: Asher Nishma Mi-Pi Kashiwan]
The Museum of Time (poetry) Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Muzeon Ha-Zman]
Heart Beast: Selected and New Poems, 1990-2010, Keshev, 2010 [Ha-Chaya She-Ba-Lev: Ahavot 1990-2010: Mivchar Va-Chadashim]
The Madman's Prophecy (poetry), Keshev, 2012 [Masa Ha-Meshuga]
Loot (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Shalal: Shirim Nivcharim 1977-2013]
Wings (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Knafayim]
The Kingdom (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Ha-Mamlacha]

Books in Translation

Miracle: Selected Poems 
English (bilingual): Dublin, Poetry Ireland/Eigse Eireann, 1998 
English / Spanish: New York, Urpi, 2011

Spanish: Havana, Colección Sur, 2013

Serbian: Belgrade, Archipelag, 2017

 

Language Says 
English: Chattanooga, PM Publications, 2001

 

Poem 
English: Dublin, Dedalus Publishers, 2004

Polish: Olsztyn, Portret, 2006


Day

English: Dublin, Dedalus, 2006

 

Plates from the Museum of Time and Other Poems

English: London / New Delhi / New York / Toronto, Aark Arts, 2009

 

Loot

Serbian: Belgrade, Archipelag, 2012


The Museum of Time

Dutch: Maastricht, Azul, 2012

French: Paris, Éditions de l'Amandier, 2013

Serbian: Belgrade, Archipelag, 2015

 

Faces

Polish: Gołdap, Z bliska, 2014

 

Miracle and Loot

Turkish: Istanbul, Şiirden Yayıncılık, 2014


Wings
Serbian: Belgrade, Archipelag, 2016

Selected Poems

Arabic: Paris, Faradis Publishers, 1995

Macedonian: Skopje, Peliades Series of the PSE Poetry Festival, 2000

Romanian (bilingual): Bucharest, Vinea, 2006

Spanish: Havana, Colección Sur, 2013

English: Delhi / London / NY, ArtAArk, 2014

Romanian / English / Hebrew: Bucharest, Contemporary Literature Press, The University of Bucharest, in conjunction with The British Council, 2014

Italian: Milan, The Writer, 2014

French: (bilingual): Brussels, Maelstrom, 2016
SerbianBanja Luka, Kuća poezije, 2016


The Kingdom
English: Charleston, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017 































































































































































































































































































































Amir Or

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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