Tamir Greenberg was born in Tel Aviv. An architect, lecturer, playwright and poet, he also dabbles in Physics. His work, as poet and playwright, received many awards, including the Prime Minister Award, the Luria Award, and the Tel Aviv Foundation Award. His poems have been translated and published in English, French, Spanish, German and Russian. His new play, Hebron, will be staged by Habima—Israel’s National Theater, in 2006. The poems appearing here are from his collections, Self-Portrait with Quantum and A Dead Cat (1993) and The Thirsty Soul (2002).