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Mattawa, Ríos Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets January 16, 2014: Some fabtabulous news coming from our favorite Academy: Khaled Mattawa and Alberto Ríos have been named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. From Poets.org: The Academy of American Poets announced today that noted translator Khaled Mattawa and Arizona poet laureate Alberto Ríos have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of [...] by

Special Issue of American Book Review Focuses on Arab-American Literature January 11, 2013: We'd highly recommend this special issue, just out, of American Book Review, edited by Philip Metres, with a focus on Arab-American literature. Among a truckful of good reads are reviews by Dale Smith on Farid Matuk's This Isa Nice Neighborhood, Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky on Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady Joudah's Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me; [...] by

Arab American Book Awards for Khaled Mattawa, Farid Matuk June 1, 2011: The 2011 Arab American Book Awards have given some love to poets Khaled Mattawa (winner for Tocqueville, New Issues) and Farid Matuk (honorable mention for This Isa Nice Neighborhood, Letter Machine Editions; also a finalist for PSA's Norma Farber First Book Award). Congrats to both! In 2010, Shawn Kemp wrote about Matuk: If a [...] by

Khaled Mattawa on the Libyan demonstrations February 23, 2011: Democracy Now's Amy Goodman talked to poet and University of Michigan Ann Arbor professor Khaled Mattawa about the situation in Libya, where he still has many friends and family members. Goodman notes how difficult it is to get information out of the cities of Benghazi or Tripoli right now, and their discussion is framed in terms of what Mattawa [...] by