Hayan Charara's three poetry books are Something Sinister (2016), The Sadness of Others (2006), and The Alchemist’s Diary (2001). He edited Inclined to Speak (2008), an anthology of contemporary Arab American poetry, and his children’s book, The Three Lucys (2016), received the New Voices Award Honor. With Fady Joudah he is series editor and founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, which published first and second books of poetry, in English, by poets of Arab heritage. Born in Detroit, he lived in New York City for many years before moving to Texas, where he teaches at the University of Houston.
Hayan Charara is a contributing poet of Bettering American Poetry 2015.