Kareem James Abu-Zeid is a translator, editor, writer, and scholar who works across multiple languages. Abu-Zeid has received numerous awards, fellowships, honors, and residencies for his work as a translator from Arabic and as a scholar, including the PEN Center USA 2017 Translation Prize and a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts translation grant. His most recent translation is the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish's Exhausted on the Cross (NYRB Poets, 2021, foreword by Raul Zurita). He is also the author of the book The Poetics of Adonis and Yves Bonnefoy: Poetry as Spiritual Practice (Lockwood Press, 2021). He lives in the countryside just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.