Dr Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, editor, translator, and the author of four poetry collections, sunnyside nightwalk (Geko, 2013), salt water (Poetree Publishing, 2016), the bitter herb (The Poets Printery, 2018) and Poesie scelte – Selected poems (2010 – 2020) (Besa, 2021). He has done readings in South Africa, Nigeria, Somaliland, India, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the USA, and his poems are published in journals, magazines and anthologies in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Singapore, Palestine, India, Italy, Canada, USA, Australia and the UK. He is the poetry editor of the literary magazine BKO and South Africa’s representative of AHN (Africa Haiku Network).