Poet Khaled Mattawa Here on October 14

Poet Khaled Mattawa Here on October 14

October 6, 2009

khaled mattawa.jpgOctober 6, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Noted Arab-American poet and writer Khaled Mattawa will come to the campus of DePauw University on Wednesday, October 14, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center and is presented free of admission charge.

Born in Libya, Mattawa is the author of three books of poetry -- Amorisco, Zodiac of Echoes and Ismailia Eclipse -- and has translated seven books of contemporary Arabic poetry by Saadi Youssef, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Hatif Janabi, Peeler Art Center 2006.jpgMaram Al-Massri, Joumana Haddad, and Iman Mersal. He has also co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature.

An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Michigan, Mattawa's honors include an Academy of American Poets award, the PEN award for literary translation, a Guggenheim fellowship, and three Pushcart Prizes. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies.

Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.