Farrah Sarafa

Manhattan, NY 10013

Author's Bio

Award-winning poet and Professor of English and Foreign Languages, Farrah's poems are included in global literary curricula. Anti-war activist of Palestinian-Chaldean descent, she is the founder Fractyll Culture Magazine; it zeroes in on the fractalyzing nature of the various elements of culture: Literature/Travel, Art/Fashion, Health/Dining, Race/Politics, Music/Film

Publications and Prizes

Arabesques Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Avatar Review, Cerebration, Diagram, Feile-Festa, Foliate Oak, Frigg Magazine, Litchfield Review, mediterranean.nu, Tablet, Voices in Wartime
Prizes Won: 
Marjorie Rappaport CompetitionAnnual Chistell Poetry ContestSLS Summer Writing Scholarship and Grant 

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
the Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart by Stephen & Thomas Amidon MD
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Altruism by Matthieu Ricard
Write Naked by Jennifer Probst
Favorite Books: 
Edward Said- Orientalism, Anais Niin- Diaries I-VI, Spencer Lord- The Brain Mechanic, Ed. Abdullah Al-Udhari- Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology, Simone De Beauvoir-The Second Sex, Cheryl Strayed- Wild
Favorite Authors: 
A.S. Byatt, Nathanial Hawthorne, D.H. Lawrence, Mahmud Darwish, Assia Djebar

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Arab American
Fluent in: 
Arabic, English, French, Italian
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Last updated: Mar 13, 2019