Mo 08 Feb 2021

2021 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship awarded to EUME Fellow Mona Kareem

Congratulations to Mona Kareem (EUME Fellow 2018/19) for winning a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship to translate the poetry collection "Falcon with Sun Overhead" by Ra'ad Abdulqadir!

Excerpt from the NEA release: “Considered a pioneer of the Iraqi prose poem, Abdulqadir (1953-2003) was the author of five poetry collections, two of which were published posthumously. His often-experimental work took on many forms and styles—from compact symbolism to free verse poetry—and spoke to an entire generation of young Arab poets who emerged in the 1990s. This selection will draw from Qadir's later work which takes on a more conversational tone and will be the first full-length English translation of his work.”

Read the full NEA release

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