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Author: Maged Zaher

Maged Zaher is the author of THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY BODY (Nightboat Books, 2016), IF REALITY DOESN'T WORK OUT (SplitLevel Texts, 2014), THANK YOU FOR THE WINDOW OFFICE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), THE REVOLUTION HAPPENED AND YOU DIDN'T CALL ME (Tinfish Press, 2012), and PORTRAIT OF THE POET AS AN ENGINEER (Pressed Wafer, 2009). His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, FAROUT LIBRARY SOFTWARE, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket Magazine, Denver Quarterly and Banipal. He has performed his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, St. Marks Project, Evergreen State College, and American University in Cairo, among other places. Maged is the recipient of the 2013 Genius Award in Literature from the Seattle weekly The Stranger.

The Consequences of My Body
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The Consequences of My Body

Nightboat Books

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. This sequence of short lyrics explores love, the most ancient of subjects in the most contemporary and immediate ways. The varying poetics of both ancient and modern Arabic poetry inflect this book-long exploration of...

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If Reality Doesn't Work Out
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If Reality Doesn't Work Out

SplitLevel Texts

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. "In this long poem of poems, each poem page reads as if it could be the last. IF REALITY represents the end of the world (the end of politics the end of love the end of the poet) in its middle. It is the poem I have w...

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The Revolution Happened and You Didn't Call Me
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The Revolution Happened and You Didn't Call Me

Tinfish Press

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. "I find it hard to read this book without looking up and wondering who and what and where I am. It returns me again and again to wondering what a person is, what speaking is, and what we mean by 'the world.' Deterrito...

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The shadow that doesn't leave the shirt
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The shadow that doesn't leave the shirt

SplitLevel Texts

"Maged Zaher’s lines flow like the rivers of Purgatory, out of a hell we hear about, and towards a Paradise he helps us intuit. Rippling in quick succession each poem holds to the turns and the eddies of feeling. He shares with us the flats of cando...

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Thank You for the Window Office
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Thank You for the Window Office

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. THANK YOU FOR THE WINDOW OFFICE is the third book by Egyptian-American poet and translator Maged Zaher. This is a book as much about alienation as it is about belonging. Zaher investigates the subtleties of place and ...

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