Nizar Sartawi

Nizar Sartawi, is a Jordanian poet and translator of Palestinian descent. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Jordan in Amman and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the University of Minnesota in the U.S.

Sartawi began writing Arabic poetry at the age of 14. In 1980, he abandoned literary writing. However, in 2010, he returned to the world of poetry and literature. His first collection of Arabic poetry, Between Two Eras, was published in 1911. The collection combines his old and new poems.

Sartawi translates poetry from English and other languages to Arabic and from Arabic to English. His translations have been published in a number of poetry collections, literary journals, papers, and on the Internet.

Currently he is preparing poetry and short story anthologies for Jordanian writers that he is translating into English. In addition, he is preparing a number of anthologies of world poetry that he has translated into Arabic.

Sartawi lives with his family in Amman, Jordan. He has one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren.


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