About

Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet and author of These Wild Houses (2017), a collection of poetry shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award. Omar’s poems have been published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, featuring most recently in Griffith Review, WildnessIsland, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Peril, Circulo de PoesíaStrange Horizons, Overland, MeanjinCordite Poetry Review, and Antic, among others. He has also been anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016, and in Contemporary Australian Poetry.

Omar placed runner-up in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets (2016), and has been shortlisted for Cosmonaut Avenue’s Creative Nonfiction Prize (2017), the Fair Australia Poetry Prize (2016), the Story Wine Prize (2015), and the ACU Poetry Prize (2015). Elsewhere, his articles and essays have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, Archer, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, SBS Online, SBS Life, SBS Comedy, The Wheeler Centre, and Junkee.

Currently, he is the Poetry Editor for The Lifted Brow, an Australian literary journal published internationally. For more, see his publications page here.

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