Aharon Shabtai's 19th book of poems is published on the first anniversary of the death of his wife, Tanya Reinhart. Death appears for the first time in Shabtai's poetry, and for the first time he adjusts his poetics to having to face deep mourning. His political and love poetry also gain here a new dimension.
Aharon Shabtai was botn in Tel Aviv in 1939. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as in the Sorbonne, Cambridge and Berkeley universities. He is a poet and translator and since 1972 has been teaching Greek drama and literature. He has won a number of awards for his translations from ancient Greek into Hebrew.