Yasmine Seale

Yasmine Seale’s work includes poetry, criticism, translation and visual art. She studied literature and languages in Paris and Oxford, where she also did graduate work in Ottoman history. Her essays have appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, Paris Review and elsewhere. She is the author, with Robin Moger, of Agitated Air: Poems after Ibn Arabi (Tenement Press, 2022). Among her translations from Arabic are The Annotated Arabian Nights (W. W. Norton, 2021) and Something Evergreen Called Life, a collection of poems by Rania Mamoun (Action Books, 2023). She is the recipient of the 2020 Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry, and of grants and fellowships from PEN America, the Wolfson Foundation, Koç University in Istanbul, and the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. She is a 2023-24 Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.