Called "perhaps our greatest living poet" by The New York Times, Amichai was born in Germany in 1924 and he and his family moved to Palestine in 1936. Amichai's entire life is intertwined with the history of Israel. He is so beloved in that nation that soldiers carried books of his poetry into battle during the Yom Kippur War. His poetry, written in Hebrew, emphasizes Jewish and Israeli themes, but my favorite poems of his deal with universal theme of love.

A Dog After Love
A Pity. We Were Such a Good Invention