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Sara Saleh Sara Saleh i(16052514 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Sara Saleh is a poet, and a Bankstown Poetry Slam 'Slambassador'. 

Saleh is also an activist, and has worked with Amnesty International and CARE International in Australia and the Middle East.

In 2019 she co-edited the anthology Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2022 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Individuals and groups ($37,440)
2022 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund for travel to Beirut for research on poetry manuscript ‘The Flirtation of Girls’
2021 shortlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Flirtation of Girls St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2023 26660344 2023 selected work poetry

'With her first full-length poetry collection, Sara M Saleh introduces us to the polychromatic lives of girls and women as they come into being amidst war, colonial and patriarchal violence, and exile and migration. This searing work interrogates and represents the complexity of Arab-Australian Muslim women’s identities as they negotiate an irresistible world full of music and family, grit and grief, love and loss.

'Saleh’s poetry is not only an inherently political act, but a deeply personal one, charged with multilayered conversations and meditations amongst three generations of women in Sara’s family. Her poems dazzle with an incantatory force of spirit, survival and selfhood, proving without a doubt that Saleh is one of this country’s most compelling, contemporary poets.' (Publication summary)

2024 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2024 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
y separately published work icon Songs for the Dead and the Living Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2023 26601410 2023 single work novel

'Jamilah has always believed she knows where her home is: in a house above a paint shop on the outskirts of Beirut, with her large, chaotic, loving family. But she soon learns that as Palestinian refugees, her family's life in Lebanon is precarious.

'Songs for the Dead and the Living is a coming-of-age tale played out across generations and continents, from Palestine to Australia. Sara M Saleh offers a breathtaking portrait of the fragilities and flaws of family in the wake of war.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2024 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW Award
Border Control : Meditations i "Were you born on a Thursday in Cleopatra", 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 242 2021; (p. 57-58) Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Artists 2021; (p. 172-173) Best of Australian Poems 2021 2021; (p. 32)
2020 winner The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
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