EGYPTIAN-AMERICAN POET YAHIA LABABIDI

22Mar

Yahia Lababidi is an Egyptian-American thinker and poet, nominated for a Pushcart Prize by World Literature Today magazine.


Lababidi's first book Signposts to Elsewhere, was selected as a 2008 Book of the Year by British publication The Independent. Signposts was followed by well-received collections of literary and cultural essays, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing; a book of poetry titled Fever Dreams; and a series of literary dialogues with Alex Stein, The Artist as Mystic:  Conversations with Yahia Lababidi.

Lababidi was chosen as a Juror for the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.  

His latest is a remarkable new collection of short poems, BARELY THERE, which he discusses with Caer in in this hour.

For more information visit the Godspeed Institute.

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