André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin UK, 2017) and the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2020). His second collection, High Desert, will be published by Bloodaxe Books in June 2022. He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. He has translated over twenty titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, including works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Alessandro Spina, Abdellatif Laâbi, Ribka Sibhatu and Tahar Ben Jelloun. His poems have been widely anthologized and translated into Arabic, Greek, Romanian and Spanish. He is a Lecturer at University of California, Davis in the US and the editor of Poetry London in the UK.
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