Abboud al Jabiri
The Iraqi poet and translator, Abboud al Jabiri, was born in Najaf in 1963. A member of the Iraqi Writers' Union and the Arab Writers' Union, he was one of the founders of the Iraqi Youth Literature forum.
His five poetry collections are Index of Faults (2007) and Lean on his Blindness (2009), The Museum of Sleep (2012), The Hand's First Thought (2015) and The Colouring of the Enemies (2017)
Since 1993 he has been living and working in Amman, in Jordan.