was born in 1946 in Basra, Iraq. He graduated in 1967 in philosophy from Damascus University, Syria, and has an MA in Translation from the University of Westminster, UK (1995). he taught psychology and Arabic literature in Iraq and Algeria. He left Iraq in 1978, taking a week-long desert camel journey to Kuwait. In Aden, Yemen, he worked as an editor of New Yemen Culture magazine, then lived in Syria during the 1980s. He currently lives in London. He has published many collections of poetry, his first in 1975.

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Banipal 18 - Autumn 2003