Contributor Bios

Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan is the author of the celebrated novel Sitt Marie Rose, and the great poem The Arab Apocalypse. She has authored many volumes of poems, essays and The Indian Never Had a Horse, from which the poems have been chosen for this issue. Born on February 24,1925 in Beirut, Adnan is also a painter. She presently lives and works in Paris. Since the 1960s, Adnan has been making accordion-fold books, or leporellos, which meld visual and verbal observation, fusing the artist’s parallel practices in painting and writing as she transcribes poems and records unfolding landscapes and urban spaces. Adnan’s works are featured in numerous public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Mathaf, Doha, Qatar; Royal Jordanian Museum; Tunis Modern Art Museum; Sursock Museum, Beirut; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; British Museum, London; World Bank Collection, Washington D.C.; and National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., as well as many private collections. All Books published by The post-Apollo Press.