Maged Zaher joins the faculty in the Creative Writing program for Spring 2015. His translations of Egyptian poems were recently published as The Tahrir of Poems (Alice Blue Books, 2014), an anthology from the Egyptian Arab Spring. He will teach Global Poetry, where students will read and write poems in the context of global issues related to the politics and aesthetics related to poetry.
Zaher is the author of several poetry collections, including If Reality Doesn't Work Out (SplitLevel Text Press, 2014), Thank You for the Window Office (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), The Revolution Happened and You Didn't Call Me (Tinfish Press, 2012), and Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer(Pressed Wafer, 2009). He has also collaborated with Australian poet Pam Brown on?Farout Library Software (Tinfish Press, 2007). His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket Magazine, Banipal, andDenver Quarterly.
Zaher, who lives in Seattle, is the recipient of the 2013 Genius Award in Literature from the Seattle weeklyThe Stranger.