Bologna in Lettere 2021 – Ghayath Almadhoun – Evian

Bologna in Lettere 2021


A cura di Dimitri Ruggeri





Ghayath Almadhoun





Photo by Marte Visser




Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian-Syrian poet born in Damascus in 1979 who settled in Stockholm in 2008. He has published four poetry collections in Arabic and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. He has collaborated with other poets and artists and his poetry has been part of work by US artist Jenny Holzer and German musician Blixa Bargeld. His latest collection Adrenalin, published in English by Action Books 2017 in Catherine Cobham’s translation, was among SPD Poetry Bestsellers in the US for four months and was nominated for the 2018 Best Translated Book Award. His selected poems Ein Raubtier namens Mittelmeer (Predator called the Mediterranean) translated into German by Larissa Bender (Arche Verlag, 2018) ranked top of the Litprom-Bestenliste 2018 of best books translated into German. He was granted the one-year-long DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program award scholarship and is now based in Berlin. His poetry film Évian won the Zebra Best Poetry Film Award 2020.