Omar Sabbagh

Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet, writer and critic. From 2006 to the present, his poetry has appeared in many prestigious venues, such as: Agenda, Banipal, Kenyon Review Online, PN Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Stand, The Moth, The Reader, The Warwick Review, The Wolf, (T&F) New Writing, New Humanist, Two Thirds North, and Acumen, among others. His first collection and his fourth collectionare are My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and To The Middle of Love (Cinnamon Press, 2010/17), respectively. His fifth collection, But It Was An Important Failure, is forthcoming with Cinnamon Press at the start of 2020. His Beirut novella, Via Negativa: A Parable of Exile, was published with Liquorice Fish Books in March 2016; and he has published much short fiction, some of it prize-winning. His Dubai novella, Minutes from the Miracle City, is forthcoming with Fairlight Books in July 2019; and a study of the oeuvre of Professor Fiona Sampson, For the Love of Music, will be released by Anthem Press in 2020. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford; three 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. Presently Associate Editor of the new, AUD-based literary journal, Indelible, he teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD), where he is Associate Professor of English.