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Amir Or

Amir Or was born in 1956 in Tel Aviv. He has published seven books of poetry and several poetry collections in translation. Or studied philosophy and comparative religion at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he later lectured on ancient Greek religions. He has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for his poetry, the Bernstein Award, and the Holon Award; and for his translations of poetry from ancient Greek, he has received an honorary award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture.



Like the body in time it’s all too easy to forget. It grows bigger as your light sets; first it’s just a cube of darkness —pulled out of your heart, but precisely for that reason it’s licking your calves with its warm tongue. And wh [...]