Meles Negusse

Meles Negusse is an Eritrean writer, poet and journalist. He has worked for Radio Zara, Radio Bana, and Tsigenay.  

His poem featured in MPT 3/5 ‘Transgressions’ is also published in:

Who Needs a Story? Contemporary Eritrean Poetry in Tigrinya, Tigre and Arabic
Hdri Publishers, Asmara, Eritrea, 2006 ISBN 99948-0-008-6

Charles Cantalupo and Ghirmai Negash
The first anthology of contemporary Eritrean poetry in translation ever published, Who Needs a Story? features Eritrea’s most accomplished poets over roughly the last three decades.

“For at least four thousand years — from the ancient stele in Belew Kelew to the 20th-century battlefields of Eritrea’s heroic struggle for independence — and into the 21st century, Eritrean poets have never given up writing in their own languages, which is why their poetry thrives. Who Needs a Story? translates this remarkable legacy.”
NGUGI WA THIONG’O