Anat Zecharya is an outspoken young poet who writes forthrightly about women’s desires. She does not ignore the times when being on either side of the power equation is part of erotic experience, and she casts her light on the way Israeli politics influences Israeli sex lives.
Zecharya was born in Tel Aviv. She is a graduate of the photography department of the WIZO Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design in Haifa, the Alma College of Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv, where she now works, and the Helicon Poetry Workshops. Zecharya has twice been awarded the Poetry in the Streets Prize from the city of Tel Aviv, and the Sha’ar Poetry Festival Young Poet’s Prize. Her debut book of poems, Yafa Ahat Kodem (As Soon as Beautiful), was published by Helicon in 2008.