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Profile: Khaled Mattawa

Title: Associate Professor
Degree:
Ph.D., Duke University,  2009
MFA, Indiana University, 1994
Mattawa

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kmattawa@umich.edu

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KHALED MATTAWA is the author of four books of poetry, Tocqueville (New Issues Press, 2010) Amorisco (Ausable Press, 2008), Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press, 2003) and Ismailia Eclipse (Sheep Meadow Press, 1996).

He is also of Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Art and His Nation, a critical study of the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, recently published by Syracuse University Press.

He has translated nine books of contemporary Arabic poetry by Adonis, Saadi Youssef, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Hatif Janabi, Maram Al-Massri, Joumana Haddad, Amjad Nasser, and Iman Mersal. Mattawa has co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature.

Mattawa has been awarded the Academy of American Poet's Fellowship Prize, the PEN-American Center award for poetry translation, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Alfred Hodder fellowship from Princeton University, an NEA translation grant, and three Pushcart prizes.

His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.

Prof. Mattawa was born in Benghazi, Libya and immigrated to the United States in his teens.
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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Writing Poetry

Secondary Interests

Translation Theory and Practice, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Contemporary American Poetry, Arab American Literature.

Publications

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.
 
  • 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

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