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Kadham Khamjar, born and living in Babel, Iraq, is a professor at Al Hillah University. He is a member of the group Cultural Militia, which reads and performs poetry in minefields, bombed-out buildings, ambulances, and at mass graves. He has performed poetry in France, Switzerland, Turkey, and Iraq. He writes poetry, essays, and blogs for newspapers and magazines across his country.
Khaled Hegazzi is cofounder and coeditor of Meena, an Arabic-English literary journal. Originally from Egypt, he is the author of Deer Do Not Dance in March, a bilingual poetry book. His work has been published in Callaloo and The Bitter Oleander. His translations with Andy Young are featured in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond.
Andy Young is the author of four chapbooks, including John Swenson Dynamicron, and a full-length poetry collection, All Night It ls Morning. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Waxwing, Ecotone, and Prairie Schooner. Her translations with Khaled Hegazzi are featured in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond.
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