Moshe Dor, born in 1932 in Tel Aviv, has authored 40 books of poetry, essays and children’s verse. Recipient of both the Bialik Prize and Israel’s Prime Minister’s Award, Dor was Israel’s Counselor for Cultural Affairs in London and Distinguished Writer in Residence at American University, Washington, DC. He served on the editorial board of Ma’ariv, a leading Israeli newspaper. Dor’s poems have been translated into over 30 languages. The American poets he has translated include Naomi Shihab Nye and Charles Simic. Dor is the lyricist of “erev shel shoshanim (Evening of Roses)”, performed worldwide as a wedding song.