Amir Or, the 2020 Golden Wreath laureate, has been recognized as a major voice in world literature. His poetry won him numerous national and international awards, lately the 2016 European Atlas of Lyrics award and the 2019 Homer European Medal of Art and Poetry. He published 14 poetry books, 2 novels, Essays selection, and 12 volumes of his translations from Ancient Greek and English. His work was translated to more than 50 languages, and published in 40 books in Europe, America and Asia.
Or was born in Tel Aviv, 1956. He studied Philosophy and Comparative Religion in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he lectured on Ancient Greek Religion. He is the founder of Helicon Poetry Society, the Hebrew-Arabic Poetry School, the Sha'ar international poetry festival and the Helicon poetry review. He has served as national coordinator of the U.N.-sponsored Poets for Peace, and national editor for several international magazines.