Jeff Sacks is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California,Riverside. His first book, Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish (New York: Fordham UP, 2015), was awarded the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association (2016). He is the author of numerous articles, most recently, "Against Simplicity: The Languages of Pain in Talal Asad and Etel Adnan," in Modern Language Notes, and "Poetic Theology: Paul and Form," in Political Theology, and he has translated a volume of poetry by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish,Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? (New York: Archipelago, 2006). He is
presently writing two books: "For Decolonization: the Lyric Poem and theQuestion of Palestine," and "Simplicities: A Colonial Archive."