Ibrahim Nasrallah is among the foremost Palestinian poets of his generation. In his fusion of historical anguish and personal insight, his poems are deceptively simple and direct, and informed by a generosity of spirit that is rare in any language. While his fiction has received acclaim throughout most of the world, his equally accomplished poetry is less well known. These selected poems, luminously translated by Omnia Amin and Rick London, present a mature poet writing at the height of his considerable powers. 

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ISBN-13: 9781931896528
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ibrahim Nasrallah was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1954, and raised in a refugee camp. After working as a teacher and a journalist, he became vice president of Darat Al-Funoun, Jordan’s most prominent art and cultural center. He has written fifteen poetry collections and twenty-one novels, as well as works of literary criticism. He is also a painter and a photographer. 

Omnia Amin was born in Cairo, Egypt. From 2005 to 2017, she was a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An author and translator, she is currently a Senior Humanities Research Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

Rick London lives and works in San Francisco. His most recent publication is the poetry collection The Materialist (Doorjamb Press, 2008).


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