Hayan Charara

1972 –

Hayan Charara is the author of four poetry collections: These Trees, Those Leaves, This Flower, That Fruit, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions, Something Sinister (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016), The Sadness of Others (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006), which was nominated for the National Book Award, and The Alchemist’s Diary (Hanging Loose Press, 2001). A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is the editor of Inclined to Speak (University of Arkansas, 2008), an anthology of contemporary Arab American poetry. He teaches at the University of Houston in Texas, where he lives.