Nermeen Youssef is an Egyptian poet. Having spent her early childhood years in Germany and Russia, she finally returned to Egypt in the early nineties. Nermeen moved to Edmonton in August 2009 to pursue doctoral studies in pharmacology at the University of Alberta. She considers herself fortunate to have lived in two such strikingly contrasting cities as Cairo and Edmonton. Free verse poetry is one of the channels she uses to document and deconstruct her experience as an expatriate. One of her poems, “The Snow Leopard,” was recently published in an anthology inspired by Alberta’s notorious winter (40 Below Volume 2: Alberta’s Winter Anthology, 2015).
Nermeen Youssef, one of the members of the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle | Writers Guild of Alberta, will be joining us for the preshow authors’ panel.