He was born in Würzburg, Germany on 2 April 1924 and died in Jerusalem on 1 October 2000. He was one of the first Israeli poets writing his poetry in Hebrew. He pblished 13 books of poetry in Hebrew, about ten poetry selections in English (four of which released bilingual), two novels, one of which entitled Not of this Time,Not of this Place (1963) is one of the most readed one in Israel, one short storu collection, three children books and one play collection. His poetry books are pubished in great number ofcopies. He has been translated in twenty languages. He won many awards for literature (Israel) and he is the first foreign poet winning the Literary Lion Award (New York Library). Works: Poems (1948-1962), Jerusalem, 1963, Poetry, SPE,Struga, 1995.