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Ronny Someck




Ronny Someck was born in Baghdad in 1951 and came to Israel as a young child. He studied Hebrew literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and drawing at the Avni Academy of Art. He has worked with street gangs, and currently teaches literature and leads creative writing workshops.
He has published 10 volumes of poetry (The last called “Algeria”) and two book for children with his daughter Shirly (The last called “Monkey tough, monkey bluff”).
He has been translated into 39 languages.
Selections of his poems have appeared in Arabic translation, French, Catalan, Albanian , Italian, Macedonian, Yiddish, Croatian, Nepali, Dutch, Danish and English.
He is recipient of the Prime Minister's Award, Yehuda Amichai Award for Hebrew poetry, Ramat-Gan prize for poetry, The “Wine poem award” in Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2005 and Hans Berghhuis prize for poetry 2006 in the Maastricht International Poetry Nights, Holland.
He recorded with the musician Elliott Sharp 3 CD's: “Revenge of the Stuttering Child”, “Poverty Line” and “Short History of Vodka.”
In 1998 he made an exhibition “Nature’s Factory, winter 2046” with Beny Efrat in Israel museum.
In 2004 made “Hawadja Bialik” in 2007 made “Rehal Madrid” and in 2010 made “Napkin” – three exhibitions in The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan.
He is a member in the Public Council of “Batsheva Dance Company” and at the Hebrew- Arabic Theatre.

Ronny Someck is member of Blesok's International Editorial Board.


Books by Ronny Someck published by Blesok:


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Package 10

Edition EvaTas, 2011 

• Josip Osti: "An Unwritten Poem"
• Katica Kulavkova: "Erased Spaces"
• Ronny Someck: "Asphalt Dragons"


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Asphalt Dragons

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in English.

Translated into English by Vivian Eden et al.

Night showers wash the asphalt dragons,
water residues traced in puddles
and at four in the morning the language of myth
touches the edge of sidewalks.


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דרקוני האספלט

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in Hebrew.

Night showers wash the asphalt dragons,
water residues traced in puddles
and at four in the morning the language of myth
touches the edge of sidewalks.


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Асфалтни змејови

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in Macedonian.

Translated into Macedonian by Igor Isakovski.

Night showers wash the asphalt dragons,
water residues traced in puddles
and at four in the morning the language of myth
touches the edge of sidewalks.


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Жито: Одбрана поезија

Poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in Macedonian.

Translated by Igor Isakovski.


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Wheat: Selected Poetry

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in English.


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שירים מבחר .הטיח

Poetry by Ronny Someck, eBook, in Hebrew.


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Асфалтни змејови / דרקוני האספלט / Asphalt Dragons

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck, in Macedonian, Hebrew, and English. (2011)

Translated into Macedonian by Igor Isakovski.
Translated into English by Vivian Eden et al.
 

Edition EvaTas, book 09 

Night showers wash the asphalt dragons, 
water residues traced in puddles 
and at four in the morning the language of myth 
touches the edge of sidewalks.


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Wheat: Selected Poetry

Selected poetry by Ronny Someck (2005)

Preface, selection and translation from English: Igor Isakovski

Edition Morpheus, book 06  

Ronny Someck perfectly elegant gives us his poetic story through extremely unusual sintagmas which are sometimes paraphrasing lyrics from the Bible; they present the reality in all of its weirdness and agony.



Blesok no. 100, September, 2015
      poetry: DJ Blues at the Shelter for Abused Women

Blesok no. 13, February-March, 2000
      poetry: Testifying to Beauty

Blesok no. 60, May-June, 2008
      poetry: She called me Peugeot because for her I was 306

Blesok no. 76, January-February, 2011
      poetry: Asphalt Dragons






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