Zakaria Mohammed was born in Palestine in 1951. Poet, novelist, dramaturg, journalist and editor. He studied arab literature in the University of Bagdad and had worked for the palestinian Ministry of Culture. He's one of the directors of the Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah. His poetry is considered to be one of the most important in contemporary arab poetry. Some of his books of poetry are: Sun Stroke; The Last Poems; Handicrafts; Jawad Yejtaar Eskidaar.