Literature & Ideas
The Lost Arabs
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.
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Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm