Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He has lived in the US since 1995, and has published several books of poetry and translations. In 2013, Zaher won the Genius Award for Literature from The Stranger in Seattle.
In 2017, Chatwin launched its Chatwin Collected Poets series with the publication of Zaher’s Opting Out: Early, New, and Collected Poems.
Watch Zaher read his poetry at Arundel Books alongside fellow poet, Jamaica Baldwin.