Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Babylon, 1953) is a poet, journalist and translator who has degrees in Economics 1976 and English Literature from the University of Baghdad 1999 plus a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from Adelaide Institute of TAFE, South Australia 2005.
He has published 19 poetry collections in English and Arabic and won the major prize of Iraqi poetry in 1999. His poetry has been translated into many languages such as Italian, French, Spinach and Urdu. And reviewed by many critics and published in 11 books. A huge number of articles have been written about his poetry style, and many researchers earned PhD and master degrees in the Universities of Iraq, Algeria, Iran and Tunisia.
As a translator, he has translated into Arabic short stories and poems from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China and the USA.
Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen now lives in Australia as an Australian citizen. He was a special guest at Friendly Street Poets in Adelaide in 2004 and at the Gallery de la Catessen in Adelaide in 2006. His poetry has been published in The Best Australian Poems 2007 (edited by Peter Rose) and The Best Australian Poems 2012 (edited by John Tranter), on many Australian websites and in magazines and books, such as Southerly, Meanjin and Friendly Street Poets.