Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1903, while his parents were visiting the United States.
He was 10 years when his mother taught him a long poem written by her uncle Elias Ferzan; which, according to Elias Abou Chabkeh, was the beginning of his poetry period. When he was 16, he met Olga Saroufim, his future wife. They were wedded in 1931.
Although he was married, Elias Abou Chabkeh met several women who inspired him. He fell in love with Leyla Adem, to whom he wrote his most beautiful poems ever. Among his writings were patriotic poems as well.
He died on January 27th 1947, leaving behind a rich legacy of written and translated works.
Elias Abou Chabke