Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Genres: Poetry | Translation

Kareem James Abu-Zeid, PhD, is a freelance translator of poets and novelists from across the Arab world who translates from Arabic, French, and German. His work has won numerous awards and accolades, including the 2022 Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation for the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish’s book Exhausted on the Cross (NYRB Poets, 2021). He is also the author of The Poetics of Adonis and Yves Bonnefoy: Poetry as Spiritual Practice (Lockwood, 2019). His most recent translation is Chaos, Crossing by Olivia Elias (World Poetry Books, 2022). The online hub for his work is www.kareemjamesabuzeid.com. The Book of Trivialities, a collection of poetry written in Arabic by Majed Mujed and translated into English by Kareem was published by Skein Press in April 2023.


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