Ariel Zinder was born in 1973 in Berkeley, California, then moved to Israel. He lives in Jerusalem, and writes his poetry in Hebrew. He is one of the founders of the Ketovet Group, and has been publishing poems and poetry translations since 1999. A teacher of literature and creative writing for youth and adults, Zinder is a postgraduate student in literary studies, specialising in medieval Hebrew poetry. He has been awarded the Israeli education ministry’s prize for young poets, and the Ruth Negev award for his first book.