Iman Mersal is the author of four books of poems in Arabic. She was an editor for the cultural and literary reviews Bint al-Ard and Adab wa Naqd in Egypt for several years before leaving for North America. Mersal relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1998 and from there to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she works as assistant professor of Arabic literature at the University of Alberta. Translations of her poems appeared in Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review and Michigan Quarterly Review. Selected poems from Mersal’s oeuvre have been translated into numerous languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. These Are Not Oranges, My Love, a selection of Mersal’s work translated into English by Khaled Mattawa, was published by Sheep Meadow, New York in 2008.