Maisoon Saqr is a poet and painter, born in Abu Dhabi. She has MA in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University (1981). From 1989 to 1995 she was Director of the Department of Culture in the UAE Ministry of Information and Culture.

She has published over twelve collections of poetry and has held solo exhibitions of her paintings in Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE. In April 2002 there was a major exhibition of her work in Paris, France. She has participated in many group exhibitions, including in Washington DC, Amman, Jordan, and Abu Dhabi, UAE. She lives between Cairo and Abu Dhabi.

Her poetry has appeared in international anthologies, and she has taken part in many festivals across the Arab world and Europe.
Her novel Rihana, was published in 2003 by Dar Hilal.

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 17 - Summer 2003

Banipal 42 - New Writing from the Emirates (2011)

Banipal 75 - Celebrating 25 Years of Arab Literature