Amir Or, an American poet, novelist and essayist, has been known as a significant new voice in contemporary world literature. He's the author of eleven volumes of poetry. His prize-winning novels and poems have been translated into more than 40 languages and have won him international and national literary awards, such as the Pleiades Tribute 2000 of the Struga Poetry Festival for having created “a significant contribution to modern world poetry. ”
He's contributed readings and lectured in dozens of festivals and festivals worldwide.
Or has been born in Tel Aviv in 1956. He descends from of a famous rabbinic dynasty, among them Elimelech of Lizhensk and Rashi, whose family line goes back to King David.
Or lived for several years at the Nederlands and India, in which he analyzed different meditation and personal development methods. After arriving to Israel, he also founded a meditation and treatment center and a spiritual psychologist in Jerusalem. He studied philosophy and comparative religion at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and lectured there on Ancient Greek faith.
At 1990 Or based the Helicon Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel. In 1993 he set up the Arabic-Hebrew Helicon Poetry School and developed the faculty’s pioneering integrated methodologies for teaching creative writing, which he educated in Israel, the United States, Austria, the united kingdom, and Japan. He is a founding member of the World Poetry Movement and of the European Association of Writing Programs. Currently or functions as editor of this Catuv Poetry Books show, as domestic editor of the worldwide poetry publications Atlas and Blesok, and since federal coordinator for the UN sponsored venture, “Poets for Peace. ”
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