Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

Born and educated in Baddawi refugee camp (Lebanon), Yousif M. Qasmiyeh is a Palestinian poet and translator whose DPhil research at the University of Oxford’s English Faculty explores containment, the archive and time in ‘refugee writing’ in English and Arabic. His poetry and translations have appeared in journals and magazines including Modern Poetry in Translation, Stand, Critical Quarterly, GeoHumanities, Cambridge Literary Review, and PN Review. Yousif is the Creative Encounters Editor of the Migration and Society journal, Writer-in-Residence of the Refugee Hosts research project, and Joint Lead of the Imagining Futures Baddawi Camp Lab. His collection, Writing the Camp (Broken Sleep Books, 2021), was The Poetry Book Society’s Recommendation for Spring 2021, was selected as one of the ‘Best Poetry Books of 2021’ by The Telegraph, The Irish Times and Ars Notoria, and was Highly Commended by the 2021 Forward Prizes.