Nizar Sartawi

Freshman - 585 Points (February 16,1951 / Sarta, Palestine)

Biography of Nizar Sartawi

Nizar Sartawi is a poet and translator. He was born in Sarta, Palestine, in 1951. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Jordan, Amman, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the University of Minnesota, the U.S.

Sartawi is a member of the Jordanian Writers Association, General Union of Arab Writers, and Asian-African Writers Union. He has participated in poetry readings and festivals in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Kosovo, and Palestine.
He is currently working on a translation project, Arab Contemporary Poets Series.
Sartawi’s poems and translations have been anthologized and published in books, journals, and newspapers in Arab countries, the U.S., Australia, Indonesia, Italy, the Philippines, and India.

Sartawi lives with his family in Amman, Jordan. He has one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren.

Nizar Sartawi's Works:

- Between Two Eras (2011) , Arabic Poetry.

Translations - English to Arabic:
- The Prayers of the Nightingale (2013) , poems by
Indian poet Sarojini Naidu.

- Fragments of the Moon (2013) , poems by Italian poet Mario Rigli.

-The Souls Dances in its Cradle (2015) , poems by Danish poet Niels Hav.

- Talhamiyah (2016) , poems by Palestinian poet Nathalie Hamdal.

- Searching For Roots (2016) , poems by American poet Margaret Saine, all five translated into Arabic.

Translations - Arabic to English:

- Contemporary Jordanian Poets, Volume I (2013) .

- The Eyes of the Wind (2014) , poems by Tunisian poet Fadhila Masaai.

- The Birth of a Poet (2015) , poems by Lebanese poet Mohammad Ikbal Harb.

9. The Pearls of Grief (2016) , poems by Lebanese poet Abdulkarim Baalbaki. Updates


We're born in the ice lands of Ragnarök*
neither complaining nor wailing
bearing sword and flames in our hands
we fight the ice and the Giants
and push away the colossal death.
The women who fly in the space -
to bear our dead to Valhalla** -
never come
Glory never dances in our eyes

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