Khaled Mattawa is the author of three books of poetry, Ismailia Eclipse (The Sheep Meadow Press, 1995), Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press, 2003), and Amorisco (forthcoming from Ausable Press). He has translated seven volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry, and edited two anthologies of Arab American literature. Mattawa received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA translation grant, an Alfred Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and three Pushcart prizes. He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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