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was born in Al-Farouniya village in the Egyptian Delta in 1974. He studied journalism at Cairo University and continues his studies at Gent University, Belgium. He has published two collections of poetry, with several translations into Dutch, French, and English. He writes for several Arab newspapers and magazines.
A number of his poems have been published in Banipal. See two poems in Banipal 21, Autumn 2004, one translated by Sinan Antoon and one by Camilo Gómez-Rivas; one poem in Banipal 25, Spring 2006, translated by Camilo Gómez-Rivas; and "Thirteen Poems" in Banipal 54 – ECHOES, Autumn/Winter 2015, also translated by Camilo Gómez-Rivas.