Omar Sakr


Omar Sakr is an Arab–Australian poet. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (Cordite, 2017), was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award. His latest is The Lost Arabs (UQP, 2019).



PoetryI was told experience mattered. This is a lie, at least when it comes to light. I’ve drunk decades of it and still I cannot describe the taste. Let’s say the study is drenched in lemonade. I have lived here for most of a...

Ordinary things

PoetryI was out walking yesterday or perhaps it was todaywhen a man young as a son spoke under his breath: goback home, he said, you belong. There, not here. Beforenot now. This is not the first time, time was...

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