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Yahia Lababidi

Author's Bio

Egyptian-American thinker, poet and author of 6 books in 4 genres. His latest book, Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems (1993-2015) debuted at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases. Lababidi has been featured on NPR, Best American Poetry, AGNI, World Literature Today, On Being with Krista Tippett and has participated in international poetry festivals throughout the USA, Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, his writing has been translated into several languages, including: Arabic, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Swedish.

Publications and Prizes

Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems, 1993-2015 (Press 53, 2016), Barely There (Wipf and Stock, 2013), The Artist as Mystic: Conversations with Yahia Lababidi (Onesuch Press, 2012), Fever Dreams (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2011), Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing (Common Ground Publishing, 2010), Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press, 2008)
Short Flights: 32 Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration and Wicked Wit (Schaffner Press, 2015), The Poet’s Quest for God: 21st Century Poems of Spirituality (Eyewear Publishing, 2015), With Our Eyes Wide Open (West End Press, 2014), Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing (Pearson Longman, 2011), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2010), In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself - Volume 8 (MW Enterprises, 2010), Stranger at Home: American Poetry With An Accent (Numina Press, 2008), Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists (Bloomsbury USA, 2007)
, Agni, Arena , Asia Writes, Being, berfrois, Bidoun, Brand, Cerise Press, Cimarron Review, Elephant, Guardian, Gulf Coast, Harper's, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hotel Amerika, Leviathan, Mizna: Prose, Poetry, Art Exploring Arab America , Museum Views, New Internationalist, NPR, Orbis, Other Poetry, Philosophy Now, Prole, Raconteur, Rain Taxi, Red Fez, Salon, Serving House Journal, The Idler, The Literary Review, The London Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, The Pinch, The Prague Review, The Tower Journal, The Wildean, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Tikkun, World Literature Today
Poetry nominated for Pushcart Prize by World Literature Today (2010)// and by Jam Tarts Magazine (2016) Prose nominated for Best of the Web, Dzanc (2010)// Poetry Finalist, Emerging Writer Fellowship, Fall 2010 (The Writer's Center: www.writer.org)// "Signposts to Elsewhere" (Jane Street Press) selected for Books of the Year, 2008, by The Independent (UK)and Year in Books, 2007, by The Sun Sentinel (USA)// Films, by Swoon, based on poems of mine, shown at International Festivals: Mountaineer(USA), Experimental Film (Kroatia) Visible Verse (Vancouver) Vimfest (México) and Bideodromo (Spain) all in 2011.// Chosen as a Juror for the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature -widely considered to be the most prestigious international prize after the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Yahia Lababidi Resume

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Listing last updated: April 21, 2016

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as:
Arab American
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Fluent in:
Arabic, English
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