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Omar Sakr (poet)

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is an Australian poet, born to Lebanese and Turkish Muslim migrants. He is the first Arab-Australian Muslim to win the prestigious 2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award for his 2nd collection of poetry, The Lost Arabs. Sakr's poetry has been published internationally and received numerous awards. As a six year old, Omar Sakr found out that the woman raising him, the woman he thought of as his mother, was an actually an aunt and his 'siblings' were, in fact, cousins.