Dunya Mikhail

Title: Poet
Company: Oakland University
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan,
United States


  • Academy of American Poets
  • Mesopotamian Forum for Art and Culture (founding member)
  • Middle East Study Association (MESA)
  • PEN for American Writers


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Poetry Book Society Wild Card (2019)
  • Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award (2019)
  • Listed, Best Poetry Books of 2019, New York Public Library (2019)
  • Long-Listed, National Book Award (2018)
  • Grantee, Knights Foundation Grant, Detroit, MI (2017)
  • Recipient, Arab American Book Award, AAN Museum (2010)
  • Shortlisted, Griffin Poetry Prize, International (2006)
  • Recipient, Translation Award, PEN (2004)
  • Recipient, Human Rights Watch Award for Freedom of Writing, United Nations (2001)

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