Selected Works

Ronny Someck was born in Baghdad in 1951 and immigrated to Israel as a young child. He studied Hebrew literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and drawing at the Avni Academy of Art. Someck currently teaches literature and leads creative writing workshops.

He has published 12 volumes of poetry (The last called “The Revenge of the Stuttering Child- Collections and New Poem”) and two books for children with his daughter Shirly (The last called “Monkey Tough, Monkey Bluff”). He has been translated into 41 languages. Selections of his poems have appeared in Arabic translation, French, Catalan, Albanian, Italian, Macedonian, Yiddish, Croatian, Nepali, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Turkish, Russian and English.

He is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award, Yehuda Amichai Award for Hebrew Poetry, the Ramat Gan Prize for Poetry, the Wine Poem Award of Struga Poetry Evenings in Macedonia in 2005 and Hans Berghhuis Prize for Poetry in the Maastricht International Poetry Nights in Holand, 2006.

In 2012, Someck was awarded the Cross of the Order of the Knights for a Distinguished Service of Poland. In 2014, he was awarded the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. In 2018, he received the Arik Einstein Prize. Additionally, he recorded with the musician Elliott Sharp. The recordings are featured on 3 CDs: “Revenge of the Stuttering Child”, “Poverty Line” and “Short History of Vodka.” He is a member in the Public Council of the Batsheva Dance Company and at the Hebrew – Arabic Theatre.

Selected Exhibitions

2018   “Requiem for the Last Leopard on Earth”, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
2018   “Jacques Brel and Friends”, Interpole ASBL, Brussels
2016   “Hall of Fame Part 1”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
2014   “Hawadja”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
2012   “Swan Lake”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
2010   “Rehal Madrid”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
2010   “Napkin”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
1998   “Nature’s Factory, Winter 2046”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem