Nathalie Handal - Picador Guest Professor in the winter semester 2010/11
Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, and writer. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, such as, Poetrywales, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, Stand Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Perihelion, and The Literary Review; and has been translated into more than fifteen languages. Her poetry collections include, The NeverField, The Lives of Rain, the poetry CDs Traveling Rooms and Spell, and most recently, Love and Strange Horses. She has promoted international literature through translation, research, and the editing of The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, an Academy of American Poets bestseller and Winner of the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary, and the co-editing along with Tina Chang and Ravi Shankar of the anthology, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond.