Born in Petach Tikvah, 1967, lives in Jerusalem, married and father of two daughters. Poet, translator, teaches literature and creative writing. Member of the “Ketovet” Group in Jerusalem.
He won several major awards for his writing, including the Teva Prize at the Metula Poetry Festival, 2002, the Prime Minister’s Prize in 2006, the Natan Yonatan Prize for Hebrew Poetry in 2009, and the Hebrew University Dolitsky Prize in 2011.
He has published five poetry books, to date: “Home” (Gevanim, 1999), “A Day’s Labor”, (Helicon, 2001), “The Page is a Landscape” (HaKibbutz Hameuchad, 2004), “In the Warm Light” (HaKibbutz Hameuchad, 2008), “Evening Rituals” (HaKibbutz Hameuchad, 2012).
In addition, he frequently translates Irish and English poetry. A book of his translations of the poetry of the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh was published by Keshev Lashira in 2005, and a collection of translations of the poetry of the Irish poet Eavan Boland is due to be published during 2012. In addition, his translations (in collaboration with the poet Ariel Zinder) of the poems of the Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney are in preparation.