Khaled Mattawa

Khairy Shaaban

Khaled Mattawa currently teaches in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan. He is the author of four books of poetry, the latest of which, Tocqueville, won the San Francisco Poetry Center’s Book Award. Mattawa has translated eleven volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry, including Adonis: Selected Poems and Concerto Al-Quds. His book Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation was a finalist for the Pegasus Prize. A MacArthur fellow, Mattawa’s awards include an Academy of American Poets Fellowship and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. He is the current Editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.

Awards and Honors

Fellowship, Academy of American Poets

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

San Francisco Poetry Center’s Book Award

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Finalist, Pegasus Prize