Poetry. Khaled Mattawa was born in Benghazi, Libya, and immigrated to the United States in his teens. This is his third book of poetry. As a poet, he is a citizen of the world. Both American and an exile, he writes of the beauties and grievances of history and culture in language born of profound experience. The author of ISMAILIA ECLIPSE and ZODIAC OF ECHOES and translator of three volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry, Mattawa has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alfred Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA translation grant. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals.