Nizar Sartawi, a Jordanian poet and translator, was born in 1951. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Jordan in Amman. He also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the University of Minnesota in the U.S.
Sartawi began writing Arabic poetry at the age of 14. In 1980, he abandoned literary writing. However, in 2010, he returned to the world of poetry and literature. His first collection of Arabic poetry, Between Two Eras, was published in 1911. The collection combines his old and new poems.
Sartawi translates poetry from English and other languages to Arabic and from Arabic to English. His translations have been published in several poetry collections, literary journals, papers, and on the Internet.
Sartawi lives with his family in Amman, Jordan. He has one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren.
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