Poet Ronny Someck
was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1951, but emigrated to and was raised in Israel. The Jewish poet has published seven collections of poems since 1976 (some have been translated into Arabic). In 1989, he received the Prime Minister's Award in Literature. Someck
has partaken in international poetry events including Reading in Moscow (Russia 1994), and The International Poetry Festival in Jerusalem three times during the '90s. In 1997, Tzadik released his collaboration with NY-guitarist Elliot Sharp
, Revenge of the Stuttering Child
. In 1998, he read around the U.S., at Queens College, and at the Israeli Literary Festival in Washington, D.C.