By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 29 May 2015:
Libyan poet Khaled Mattawa has been announced as a finalist for the Pegasus Award for . . .[restrict]Poetry Criticism by the Poetry Foundation, an award that carries with it a $1,000 cash prize.
Mattawa’s book Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation won the award which recognises book-length works of criticism on the subject of poets or poetry. The book explores the life of a Palestinian poet within the context of the political struggle of Palestine.
Mattawa, a native of Benghazi, was educated in the United States. He has held faculty positions at several American universities and received recognition as both a poet and a translator of Arabic literature. He currently teaches at the University of Michigan.
Among his published works are Amorisco (2008) and Tocqueville (2010). [/restrict]