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Omar Sabbagh

Omar SabbaghDr. Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet and critic. His work has appeared in, amongst others, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, The London Magazine, Lighthouse, and Envoi. His three extant poetry collections include My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and The Square Root of Beirut, both from Cinnamon Press, and his debut novella, Via Negativa — a parable of exile was published by Cinnamon's Liquorice Fish Books impint at the beginning of 2016. He has published critical essays on a number of writers, including George Eliot, Lawrence Durrell, and Henry Miller. He has a PhD in English Literature from King's College London and is presently an Assistant Professor in English at the American University in Dubai.

His new poetry collection To the Middle of Love, will be published by Cinnamon in the near future.

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09 January 2018
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