Amir Or is a poet, translator, and editor. He has published 7 books
of poetry, and his poems have been translated into 30 languages and published
in 8 books in Europe and the U.S. His latest publications are Poem
(Dedalus 2004) and Day (Dedalus 2006). Or has also published several
books of his own translations from ancient Greek. For his poetry he has
been awarded the Bernstein Prize, the Fulbright Award and the Prime Minister’s
Prize, among others, as well as the fellowships of Iowa University, the
Center of Jewish studies, Oxford, Literarische Colloquium Berlin and Heinrich
Böll Foundation Ireland.
Or has lectured and taught poetry in Helicon Poetry School as well
as in universities in Israel, UK, and Japan. He also taught Ancient Greek
Religion in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has published essays
of poetry, classic studies, and comparative religion.
Since its foundation, Or has been chief editor of the Helicon Society
for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel. He is Editor of Helicon journal
and series of poetry books, and in 1993 he has founded and developed the
Helicon Hebrew-Arabic Poetry School. Or is Artistic Director of the “Sha’ar"
International Poetry Festival and serves as National Coordinator for “Poets
for Peace” (the UN sponsored UPC venture).
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