Profile: Khaled Mattawa
Ph.D., Duke University, 2009
MFA, Indiana University, 1994
He is also the author 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.
Translation Theory and Practice, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Contemporary American Poetry, Arab American Literature.
Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Arts and His Nation (Syracuse University Press), 2014.
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