- Western Asia
Naseer HASSAN (poet, translator; Iraq) is the manager of a cultural NGO poetry forum, a producer at Free Iraq Radio, and an award-winning journalist. He has published four poetry collections [The Circle of Sundial] (1998), [Suggested Signs] (2007), [Being Here] (2008), and [Dayplaces] (2010). In addition to editing [Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems and Critical Articles] (2009), [Days of the Shore: Selections From New American Poetry 1980-2010] (2011), and [Jorge Luis Borges: 60 poems] (2011), he has several book-length translations forthcoming, including [House of the Star: Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes], and selections from Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation. Hassan's collected poems appeared in 2010 from the Arabic Publishing House in Beirut. He participates courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.