Omar Sabbagh

Omar Sabbagh
Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet, writer and critic. Notable among his previous poetry collections are, My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint, To The Middle of Love, and But It Was an Important Failure. His Beirut novella, Via Negativa: A Parable of Exile was published with Liquorice Fish in March 2016. His Dubai novella, Minutes from the Miracle City was published in Summer 2019 with Fairlight Books, and he has published much short fiction, some of it prizewinning. In July 2020, Anthem Press published his single-author study, Reading Fiona Sampson: A Study in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and a revised, paperback edition of this work was released in late 2021. Much of his published critical work, scholarly essays, reflective articles and substantial reviews, are collected in To My Mind Or Kinbotes: Essays on Literature. He is currently underway, working on a Lebanese verse novel, The Cedar Never Dies, due for publication in 2022, with a very new boutique literary publisher, Northside Press. His Morning Lit: Portals After Alia is his latest poetry book, published in early 2022 with Cinnamon Press. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford, 3 MA’s, all from the University of London, in English Literature, Creative and Life Writing, and Philosophy, as well as a PhD in English Literature from KCL. From 2011-2013 he was Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and currently teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD), where he is Associate Professor of English.