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Name Rami Saari

Role Poet

Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Rami Saari (Hebrew: רמי סערי‎‎; b. 17 September 1963, Petah Tikva, Israel) is an Israeli poet, translator, linguist and literary critic.


Saari studied Semitic and Uralic languages at the Universities of Helsinki, Budapest and Jerusalem. He did his PhD in linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His doctoral thesis, “Maltese Prepositions”, was published in 2003 by Carmel Publishing House.


The author has published ten volumes of his own poetry and translated several dozen books of prose and poetry, from Albanian, Catalan, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese and Spanish. In 2002-2006, Saari was the national editor of the Israeli pages of the Poetry International website. Saari has won several Israeli literature awards.

Personal life

Since 2003 he lives and works in several different locales.

Awards and honors

In 1996 and 2003, Saari was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature.
In 2006, he received the Tchernichovsky Prize for exemplary translation.
In 2010, he was awarded the Asraf Prize of the Academy of the Hebrew Language for his contribution to the enrichment of Hebrew literature.


Hineh, Matzati et Beiti (Behold, I’ve Found My Home), Alef, 1988
Gvarim ba-Tzomet (Men at the Crossroad), Sifriat Poalim, 1991
Maslul ha-Ke’ev ha-No’az (The Path of Bold Pain), Schocken, 1997
Ha-Sefer ha-Chai (The Living Book), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001
Kamah, Kamah Milkhamah (So Much, So Much War), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002
Ha-Shogun ha-Khamishi (The Fifth Shogun), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005
Taba’ot ha-Shanim (Rings of the Years), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008
Mavo le-Valshanut Minit (Introduction to Sexual Linguistics), Carmel, 2013
Bnei Kafavis u-Nechdav (Cavafy’s Sons and Grandsons), Carmel, 2015
Mesarim mi-Loikhpatlistan (Messages from Icouldntcarelessland), Carmel, 2016

Doctoral thesis

Milot ha-Yakhas ha-Malteziyot (Maltese Prepositions), Carmel, 2003

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