Contributors

Osama Alomar
Contributor History

Biography
Syrian writer Osama Alomar is a prominent practitioner of the Arabic “very short story” (al-qisa al-qasira jiddan). Previous English translations of his work have appeared in NOON, and he has published three fiction collections in Arabic: Ayuha al-insaan (O Man), Rabtat Lisaan (Tongue Tie) , and Jami’ al-huquq ghayr mahfuza (All Rights Not Reserved) , as well as one volume of poetry, Qaala insaan al’ asir al hadith (Man Said the Modern World). The 2007 winner of Egypt’s Najlaa Muharam Short Story Contest, his work is regularly heard on the BBC Arabic Service and he is a regular contributor to various newspapers and journals in Syria and the Arab community, including Tishrin, an-Nur, Spot Light, al-Halil, Adab wa Naqd, and al-Ghad. Alomar currently lives in Chicago, where he drives a cab.

C.J. Collins is a student of Arabic and an aspiring librarian currently based in Queens, New York.

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In Print

Vol. 68
Inside Out: Architectures of Experience
Spring 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow

Online

by Matthias Göritz
Translated by Mary Jo Bang
September 19, 2017
There where the night broke an arm
on the lamp at the end of the houses
I explain silence
September 12, 2017
this body I can’t find

is just a crow my eye was following until it slipped
through sky’s white crease
September 5, 2017
That is the true philosophical paradox: not how you can travel from point A to point B without first traversing a spatial infinity, bridging all the subdivisible points between them; but rather, how you can travel from mind A to mind B without first traversing a psychological infinity. Leaving the apartment in one frame of mind, how could you ever arrive at a new one?
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A Conversation with Bradford Morrow and Mary Caponegro
Monday, October 2, 2017
4:45 pm
Campus Center, Weis Cinema