Musa Hawamdeh

Poet, Writer. Published four books of poetry (1988, 1998, 1999, 2004) in Amman. One of his books, published in Beirut, was banned in Jordan and many other Arab countries for after being accused of "violating the Koran" and criticizing the religious establishment. Radical Islamists escalated the campaign, calling for the poet to be killed. He was summoned to a Shari'a court to face allegations of apostasy, and was later sentenced to three months in jail. He lives and works in Amman, Jordan.

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