Ahmad Almallah will be joining us for a reading Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Eastern. This event is co-sponsored by the English Department and Sunset Press.
Ahmad Almallah is a poet from Palestine. His first book of poems "Bitter English" is now available in the Phoenix Poets Series from the University of Chicago Press. He received the Edith Goldberg Paulson Memorial Prize for Creative Writing, and his set of poems "Recourse" won the Blanche Colton Williams Fellowship.
Additional poems and other writing appeared in Jacket2, Track//Four, All Roads will lead You Home, Apiary, Supplement, SAND, Michigan Quarterly Review, Making Mirrors: Righting/Writing by Refugees, Cordite Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Great River Review and Kenyon Review.
Almallah holds a Ph.D. in Arabic literature from IUB and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College. He currently lives in Philadelphia and teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania.