Omar Sabbagh

Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet, writer and critic.  His first collection and his latest, fourth collection, are, respectively: My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and To The Middle of Love (Cinnamon Press, 2010/17).  His fifth collection of poetry, 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.  He has published as well much short fiction, some of it prize-winning.  A book-length study of the work of Fiona Sampson, For the Love of Music, is forthcoming with Anthem in 2019/20.  He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford; three MA’s, all from the University of London, in English Literature, Creative and Life 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), where he is Associate Professor of English.




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