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Good Arabs, The

By Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch

Swinging from post-explosion Beirut to a Parc-Extension balcony in summer, the verse and prose poems in The Good Arabs ground the reader in place, language, and the body. Peeling and rinsing radishes. Dancing as a pre-teen to Nancy Ajram. Being drenched in stares on the city ... Read more

How Beautiful People Are

By Pirani Ayaz

In How Beautiful People Are, his third collection, Ayaz Pirani continues to write his people's pothi: a trans-national, inter-generational poetry of post-colonial love and loss animated by the syncretizing figure of Kabir and drawn from the extraordinary diwan of ginan and granth ... Read more

Mirrors of Absence

By Faraj Bayrakdar
Translated by John Mikhail Asfour

Mirrors of Absence taps into three under-examined subjects: issues concerning how the poet survives under tyrannical regimes; how the notion of "imprisonment" affects identity; and the concept of freedom that is so essential to every human being. - John Mikhail Asfour

To Love a Palestinian Woman

By Ehab Lotayef

Inspired by the rich poetic tradition of the author?s native Arab culture, To Love a Palestinian Woman includes works written over eight years. Richly evocative and often passionate, these poems can be described as personal and romantic, as well as public and political. While ... Read more

Wanting in Arabic

By Trish Salah

Wanting in Arabic is a refusal of convenient silences, convenient stories. The author dwells on the contradictions of a transsexual poetics, in its attendant disfigurations of lyric, ghazal, l?ecriture feminine, and, in particular, her own sexed voice. Without a memory of her ... Read more

War / Torn

By Hasan Namir

Hasan Namir's debut collection of poetry, War / Torn, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity—the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together. Namir summons prayer, violence, and the sensuality of love, revisiting tenets of ... Read more

Wasps in a Golden Dream Hum a Strange Music

By Asher Ghaffar

Illustrating the border between India and Pakistan both literally and metaphorically, this debut collection of poetry explores the dimensions of race and analyzes media depictions of the war on terror. Combining narrative and verse in an unprecedented style, this anthology provides ... Read more