The Square Root of Beirut
Published by Cinnamon Press
Family relationships, philosophy, love and life in the Lebanon are the recurring themes of this second collection from this rising star of British poetry, whose work is featured in the Forward Book of Poetry 2012.
“Incredibly bright, full of energy and assiduity. I warmly recommend him.” – Fiona Sampson, editor of Poetry Review.
“Sabbagh writes brilliantly about alienation from country and family... Bristling and unsentimental...” – Martin Crucefix
“Omar Sabbagh is a distinct presence and a powerful voice: a young poet worthy of attention.” – The Reader
Omar Sabbagh is a young Lebanese/British poet, who has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths and a PhD in English Literature from King’s College, London. His debut collection, My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2010. His poetry has been published in the likes of Banipal, The London Magazine, PN Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and Stand. He currently lectures in Creative Writing in Beirut.