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Omar Sabbagh

Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet and critic. Two of his extant collections are: My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and The Square Root of Beirut (Cinnamon Press, 2010/12); To The Middle of Love, his fourth collection, was published with Cinnamon Press in February 2017. His Beirut novella, Via Negativa: A Parable of Exile, was published by Liquorice Fish Books in March 2016. A Dubai sequel to the latter is forthcoming in 2017. A collection of short narratives is also forthcoming in 2017 with Austin Macauley. He has published or will have published scholarly essays on George Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Browning, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Joseph Conrad,Lytton Strachey, T.S. Eliot, Basil Bunting, Hilaire Belloc, and others; as well as on many contemporary poets. He’s a BA from Oxford in PPE; 3 MA’s, all from the University of London, in English Literature, Creative Writing and Philosophy; and a PhD in English Literature from KCL. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut (AUB), from 2011-2013. He now teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD).