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Joumana Haddad

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Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese poet, translator and journalist, born in Beirut in 1970. She is the editor in chief of the cultural pages in An Nahar newspaper, as well as the administrator of the IPAF literary prize (the íArab Bookerë). She speaks seven languages and earned a doctorate in linguistics and translation at the Sorbonne. She has already published several poetry collections, including Two Hands to the Abyss and Lilith's return, widely acclaimed by critics. She has also published several works of translation, including an anthology of Lebanese modern poetry in Spanish, published in Spain as well as in many Latin American countries. Her most recent publications are an anthology of about 150 poets who committed suicide in the twentieth century (Death Will Come and It Will Have Your Eyes), and a poetry collection about the theme of suicide (Mirrors of the Passersby). Her books have been translated to many languages and published abroad. A book of her selected poems will appear this spring in the USA (Invitation to a Secret Feast, Tupelo Press, Vermont). More info can be found at:

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