Amjad Nasser


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Amjad Nasser (b. 1955, Jordan) is one of the leading figures of his generation writing in Arabic today. He has published nine poetry collections, four lyric travel memoirs, and one novel, Land of No Rain (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Books). He is the cultural editor of the Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi and lives in London. Shepherd of Solitude (2009) is the first selected translation of his poetry in English, and his works have been translated into several languages.

  • Petra: The Concealed Rose by Amjad Nasser
    Fady Joudah, tr. Portland, Oregon. Tavern Books. 2014. ISBN 9781935635406 Petra is a beautiful hand-sewn chapbook whose text is set in handsome Garamond typeface printed on archival-quality p...
  • I Before what happened happened,I mean, before the towers became a stairway to the dayof reckoning, and the world split into twocamps, water and sand,I used to wish that I’d be among the poetswho woul...

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