George Hanna Malouf is a published author and poet. He was born in Jerusalem in 1946. In 1948, his family moved to Tyre, Lebanon, where he finished his elementary education. In 1959, his family moved to Texas. He is a graduate of Hereford High School and the University of Texas Tech at Lubbock. He married Yiota for whom he dedicated his first book of poems, The Lovely Blue. The pair now resides in Lubbock, Texas. They have three children: John, Constantine, and Katerina and seven grandchildren: George, David, Andrew, Constantine, Alex, Daniel, and Maya.
Mr. Malouf continues to delve in poetry, history, genealogy, and translation work; he is a polyglot (versed in Arabic, French, Greek, Spanish, English, and Italian). His love of nature, humanity, peace, and reverence before God abounds in the melodious resonance throughout his poetry. “Malouf’s poetry soothes the heart,” writes Annie Polston of the Elkhart Truth, “a trip through the very soul of man.” His second book of poetry, Ethereal Moment of Truth, was published by Vantage Press of New York. His third book, Maloof—The Ghassani Legacy (the history and genealogy of the Maloof family) was published by Taylor Publishing of Dallas. George is now working on a book of proverbs in Greek and English (Lil Gus’ Words of Wisdom), and a poetry book (At the Heart of the Rose).
Excerpts of his work have appeared in over one hundred publications including Our World’s Best Loved Poems (1984), Hearts on Fire (1984), Best New Poets (1988), World Treasury of Great Poems (1989), Who’s Who in Poetry (1989), and many others.