Maged Zaher



a life mediated by tea - we didn't have to leave the ghetto - or temper with punctuation - the world is unhealthy - cabs are everywhere - I am a translator of information - into information - I brag about my badly marked text - embedded is the knowledge that I lost fluency in Arabic and didn't acquire it in English - so I operate despite the notion of the poet as a master of language - I operate specifically because I am not a master of any language -




Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He currently lives in Seattle. He has published three books of poetry.