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About Sharif S. Elmusa

Sharif S. Elmusa is a poet, scholar and translator. Apart from his academic publications on the culture and politics of the environment, and his translations of Arabic poetry and fiction, he is the co-editor with Greg Orfalea of as Grape Leaves: A Century of Arab-American Poetry. He is also the author of a book of poems Flawed Landscape. His poems and essays have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Mizna, The Indian Quarterly (India),,, and other publications. Last October he was invited to the Belfast, Maine, Poetry Festival where he collaborated with visual artist Susan Smith on a multimedia show, “In That Flawed Landscape.” Elmusa received his Ph.D, from M.I.T. and taught at the American University in Cairo for many years, at Georgetown University, Qatar, and at Yale University. He is Palestinian by birth, American by citizenship.