Mati Shemoelof is an arabian-jewish poet, author, editor, journalist and activist living in Berlin. His varous writings include six poetry collections, theater plays, articles and a collection of short stories. He is founder of the group “Poetic Hafla”, that has created literary, music & art performance events featuring a diverse collection of artists from all over the world. Currently he is working on a new literary project called “Anu אנו نحن: Jews and Arabs writing in Berlin”. His first book of articles“An eruption from the east: Re visiting the emergence of the Mizrahi artistic explosion and it’s imprint on the Israeli cultural narrative 2006-2019“ will be published by “Iton 77” publishers in Israel (2020). In 2019 AphorismA Verlag published a german-hebrew compilation of his poems under the name of “Bagdad.Haifa.Berlin”.