Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Island, Overland, Verity La, Strange Horizons, Red Room Company, Meanjin, and Antic, among many others. He received the runner-up award in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets (2015), and his debut collection, These Wild Houses, is out now with Cordite Books. His poetry has been translated into Arabic as well as Spanish, and anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc). Currently the Poetry Editor for The Lifted Brow, Omar lives in Melbourne.