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Farid Matuk

Farid Matuk
Born Peru
Occupation Poet and educator
Language English and Spanish
Nationality American
Ethnicity Peruvian/Syrian
Notable works This Isa Nice Neighborhood, My Daughter La Chola
Notable awards Honorable Mention in the 2011 and 2014 Arab American Book Awards, Ford Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship

Farid Matuk is an American poet and educator, born to a Peruvian father and Syrian mother in Peru. He writes in both English and Spanish, and his Spanish translations have appeared in Kadar Koli, Translation Review, Mandorla, and Bombay Gin. His poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Iowa Review, and Poetry and abroad in White Wall Review (Canada), Critical Quarterly (UK), and Poem: International English Language Quarterly (UK). He is currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Arizona. His book This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010) was the recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Awards. and was included in The Poetry Society of America's New American Poets series. My Daughter La Chola (Ahsata, 2013) received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Arab American Book Awards. My Daughter La Chola was also named among the best books of 2013 by The Volta and by The Poetry Foundation while selections from its pages have been anthologized in The Best American Experimental Poetry, 2014, The &Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing Vol. 3, and in Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latino@ Writing. He has served as poetry editor for Fence. Matuk is the recipient of both the Ford Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship.



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