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John Mikhail Asfour


Born in Aitaneat, Lebanon in 1945, Asfour was blinded by a grenade during the civil war of 1958. Before emigrating to Canada at the age of 22, he had begun to publish poems and articles in Beirut newspapers and periodicals. John Mikhail Asfour is a translator and former professor of literature. The editor of the landmark anthology When the Words Burn: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry, he has written four previous books of poetry.

Books by John Mikhail Asfour

One Fish From the Rooftop

Asfour_j_nisan Nisan

Asfour_blind Blindfold

Lesyeuxbandes Les yeux bandés




Aiteneat, Lebanon