Yahia Lababidi is a Pushcart-nominated poet, aphorist and essayist with work appearing in such publications as AGNI, Harper’s, Rain Taxi, New Internationalist and Philosophy Now.
His work has also appeared in several anthologies, such as Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists, where he is the only contemporary Arab poet featured. To date, Lababidi’s writing has been translated into Arabic, Slovak, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, and Turkish. He was recently chosen as a juror for the 2012 Neustadt International Prize.
Lababidi’s first book, Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press) was selected as a 2008 Book of the Year by The Independent, UK. His latest book is a critically-acclaimed collection of twenty-one literary and cultural essays, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly-dancing (Common Ground Publishing).Follow @YahiaLababidi on Twitter