Miracle Maker: The Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi

Miracle Maker: The Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi

by Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Khaled Mattawa
     
 

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This collection features poems from Al-Azzawi’s six previous Arabic poetry collections and many new poems. Springing from classical Arabic poetry, his poems speak to political exile, -cultural marginalization, and Middle Eastern and Western histories and mythologies. Al-Azzawi employs -humor, melancholy and tenderness to celebrate new worlds of possibility.

Overview

This collection features poems from Al-Azzawi’s six previous Arabic poetry collections and many new poems. Springing from classical Arabic poetry, his poems speak to political exile, -cultural marginalization, and Middle Eastern and Western histories and mythologies. Al-Azzawi employs -humor, melancholy and tenderness to celebrate new worlds of possibility.

Fadhil Al-Azzawi was born in 1940 in Kirkuk, Iraq. By the time he was -fifteen, he was publishing poems in the leading Arab literary magazines in Beirut and Baghdad. Al-Azzawi -currently lives in London.

Khaled Mattawa (Translator) is the author of a -collection of poetry, Ismailia Eclipse, and the translator of two books of contemporary Arabic poetry, Hatif Janabi’s Questions and Their Retinue and Saddi Youssef’s Without an Alphabet, Without a Face.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929918454
Publisher:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Lannan Translations Series , #4
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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