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Saadi Youssef
Portrait of Saadi Youssef

Saadi Youssef was born in Iraq in 1933. He worked in teaching and journalism in Kuwait, Algeria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Yugoslavia, Yemen, and France. His works include fifteen volumes of poetry, a novel, three books of criticism, and translations of Whitman, Cavafy, Ritsos, and Ngugi wa Thiongo, among others. A collection of his selected poems, translated by Khaled Mattawa, was released as _Without an Alphabet, Without a Face _by Graywolf Press in 2002. He now lives in Jordan. (updated 1998)

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
The Porcupine
By Saadi Youssef
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa
AGNI 48 Print Only
Poetry
The Fence
By Saadi Youssef
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa
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