Synopses & Reviews
“A beautiful and substantive collection.”—James Tolan, Ploughshares blog James Tolan
“[Zaqtan] examines states of being in quotidian life with the patience and care of a jeweler.” —Kevin Hong, Arts Fuse
“[A] rare occurrence in the poetry world: a documentary perspective of life in a time of war delivered through lyrical utterance. Zaqtan is not a documentary poet. But his lyric voice sketches in his notebook the bloody events of his country, and the policemen and gunshots become myths, become lyric fire.”—Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky, American Book Review Kevin Hong - Arts Fuse
About the Author
Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan is the author of ten collections of poetry. He is also a novelist, editor, playwright, and journalist. Fady Joudah is a practicing physician of internal medicine and an award-winning poet and translator. He lives in Houston, TX.