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, is forthcoming with Cinnamon Press in January 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 with Eyewear. 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, T.S. Eliot, Basil Bunting, Lytton Strachey, Hilaire Belloc, and others; as well as on many contemorary poets. He now teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD).
These poems by Omar Sabbagh are part of a new series we introduce this month — World Poetry/Prose Portfolio (WPP), curated by Sudeep SenRead more