Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet whose debut collection of poetry, These Wild Houses, was released in 2017.
Omar’s poetry has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish in numerous journals and anthologies, including the Griffith Review, Wildness, Overland, Meanjin, Island, Peril, Cordite Poetry Review, The Best Australian Poems 2016, Antic, and Circulo de Poesía. His prose has also been widely published, including in The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, Daily Life, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Archer, Junkee, and SBS Life, among others. He was runner-up in the 2015 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the 2015 ACU Poetry Prize and the 2014 Overland Story Wine Prize, and is a recipient of the 2017 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships. He is also the poetry editor of The Lifted Brow, an Australian quarterly print magazine, which publishes works by a diverse range of established and emerging writers.