Egyptian poet Iman Mersal is the author of five books of poetry in Arabic. Mersal moved to Boston in 1998, and then to Edmonton, Canada, where she is currently an associate professor of Arabic literature at the University of Alberta. She was a EUME fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 2012-13.
Translations into English of her poems appeared in Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and The Nation. A selection from Mersal’s poetry, These Are Not Oranges, My Love, translated by the poet Khaled Mattawa, was published in 2008 (Sheep Meadow), New York in 2008.read more