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Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser

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Amjad Nasser (translated by Khaled Mattawa)
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Shepherd of Solitude is Amjad Nasser's first English collection, translated and introduced by the foremost translator of contemporary Arabic poetry into English Khaled Mattawa, with the poems selected by poet and translator from the poet's Arabic volumes over the years 1979 to 2004.

Amjad Nasser was born in Jordan in 1955. He is a major contributor to today's Arab poetry scene and has published eight volumes of poetry and two travel memoirs, Flight of Wings (1998) and Under More than One Sky (2002). He works as managing editor and cultural editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily newspaper. A selection of his poetry was published in French translation, Ascension de l'amant, with a Foreword by Adonis, (1998), also one in Italian (2001) and one in Spanish (2002).

Khaled Mattawa is the author of four books of his own poetry and has translated seven volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry and co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature.

All recent publications by Khaled Mattawa

  • Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation
  • Tocqueville
  • Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser
  • A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor
  • Amorisco
  • Invitation to a Secret Feast
  • These Are Not Oranges, My Love
  • Ismailia Eclipse: Poems

All publications by Khaled Mattawa

Criticism:

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Arts and His Nation (Syracuse University Press), 2014.



Books of Poetry:


Tocqueville (New Issues), 2010;

Amorisco (Ausable Press), 2008;
 
Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press) 2003;
 
Ismailia Eclipse (The Sheep Meadow Press) 1995.

 
 
 
Poetry in Translation:
 
Selected Poems, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said), (Yale University Press), 2010.
 
Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser (Banipal Books, U.K.) 2009);
 
These Are Not Oranges, My Love: Selected Poems of Iman Mersal (The Sheep Meadow Press), 2008;

Invitation to A Secret Feast: Selected Poems of Joumana Haddad (Tupelo Press), 2008;
 
A Red Cherry on A White-Tile Floor, poems by Maram Al-Massri (Copper Canyon) 2007;
 
Miracle Maker, Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi (BOA Editions) 2004;
 
Without An Alphabet, Without A Face: Selected Poems of Saadi Youssef (Graywolf Press), 2002;
 
In Every Well A Joseph Is Weeping, Poems of Fadhil al-Azzawi (Quarterly Review of Books), 1997;
 
Questions and Their Retinue: Selected Poems of Hatif Janabi (University of Arkansas Press), 1996.

 
 
 
Anthologies of Arab American Literature:
 
Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Arab American Fiction (University of Arkansas Press), 2004, second edition 2009;
 
Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing (Syracuse University Press), 1999.
 

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