Literature & Ideas

The Lost Arabs

The Lost Arabs Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm Murdoch Lecture Theatre Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm Murdoch Lecture Theatre FREE
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Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm at Murdoch Lecture Theatre FREE

Omar Sakr speaks with Jay Anderson about The Lost Arabs, his sophomore poetry collection.  His work has been described as seething and urgent but it is also, in the words of David Malouf, ‘the new and powerful voice, public, performative, but also vulnerably intimate, of one of our "children of elsewhere”’.

Omar Sakr is a bisexual Arab-Australian poet. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (2017), was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize. His poetry has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish, in numerous journals and anthologies. He placed runner-up in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and has also been shortlisted for the ACU Prize for Poetry, the Story Wine Prize and the Fair Australia Poetry Prize. Sakr has performed his work nationally and internationally. He lives in Sydney.

Time & Location

Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm


Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley / Godroo


60 min


Free Event

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