Ghayath Almadhoun

Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian poet born in Damascus in 1979. He has lived in Stockholm since 2008. Almadhoun has published four collections of poetry, most recently Adrenalin in 2017. In Sweden, he has been translated and published in two collections: Asylansökan (Ersatz, 2010), and Till Damaskus (Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2014) together with the Swedish poet Marie Silkeberg. With Silkeberg, Almadhoun has also made several poetry films. The renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has projected many poems by Almadhoun in Denmark, USA and Italy. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Adrenalin, a selection of his poems translated into English by Catherine Cobham, was released in 2017 with Action Books, USA.

Photo: Justė Gadliauskaitė