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.