Fady Joudah

Cybelle Knowles

Fady Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the Attic, Alight, Textu—a book-long sequence of short poems whose form is based on text message character count—and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from Arabic and is the co-editor and co-founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.

Awards and Honors

Griffin International Poetry Prize (translator), 2013

PEN Translation Prize, 2010

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 2008

Yale Series of Younger Poets, 2007