UK-born, Omar Sabbagh is a Lebanese/British poet, critic and scholar. Since the Autumn of 2006, his poetry and prose has been widely published in many of the UK’s most prestigious literary journals, such as: Agenda, Banipal, Stand, The Warwick Review, The Reader, Poetry Review, PN Review, Poetry Wales, Kenyon Review, Envoi, The Wolf and elsewhere. He has three extant poetry collections: My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint (Cinnamon Press, 2010) - one poem from which was highly commended by the 2011 Forward Prize judges, finding its way into that year’s Forward anthology - The Square Root of Beirut (Cinnamon Press, 2012), and Waxed Mahogany (Agenda Editions, 2012). He has MAs in English Literature and in Creative and Life Writing, and a PhD in English Literature from King’s College, London. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in English Literature and Creative Writing at The American University of Beirut (AUB).