Contributors: Osama Alomar

Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, and is now living in Chicago. He is the author of three collections of stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic. His first poetry collection in English, Fullblood Arabian, recently appeared in a Norwegian translation. A musician as well as a writer, he is a regular contributor to various Arabic newspapers and journals. His story collection, tentatively titled The Teeth of the Comb, will be published by New Directions in 2017.