Agi Mishol is one of Israel's leading contemporary poets. Born in Transylvania, Mishol is the daughter of Holocaust survivors who arrived in Israel in 1950. She has published sixteen books of poetry in Hebrew and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the coveted Yehuda Amichai Prize for Hebrew Poetry and the Lerici-Pea Prize in Italy. Mishol received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Her work has been translated into several languages and a number of books have been published in translation. She lives in an agricultural community and directs the Helicon School of Poetry in Tel Aviv, where she teaches creative writing.