The poems in Iraqi Headaches navigate the spiritual ennui and loneliness of travel. Featuring work in both English and Arabic, Saif Alsaegh takes us into cities and seas, into war and into solitude, leaving the end “in the everyday-pale smiles.”
About the Author
Originally from Iraq, Saif Alsaegh currently lives in the United States. After a youth spent in Baghdad listening to rock music and reading Arabic, French and American writers, he furthered his education in Damascus, New York, California, and Montana writing and performing poetry in both Arabic and English. His work has appeared in Witness, Great Falls Tribune, The Legendary and other venues.
Iraqi Headaches is his first poetry collection.