Book Size: 5 7/8" x 9"

Pages: 336

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566563383

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 2

Category:

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A Century of Arab-American Poetry

By & Sharif Elmusa

$ 17.95

“An excellent collection that does justice to the Arab-American poetic contribution to America’s literature and renders it easily accessible in this handsome volume.” – Middle East Journal

About this book

Arab-American poetry is an especially rich, people-involved, passionate literature that has been spawned, at least until recently, in isolation from the American mainstream. This anthology reflects the current renaissance in the literature of what may be the latest ethnic community to assert itself.


Twenty poets are represented in this collection, fifteen of them living, five of them women. They start with Ameen Rihani and Kahlil Gibran and include celebrated contemporaries who write in Arabic or English or both.


Contributors: Kahlil Gibran · Ameen Rihani · Jamil Holway · Mikhail Naimy · Elia Abu Madi · Etel Adnan · D.H. Melhem · Samuel Hazo · Joseph Awad · Eugene Paul Nasser · H.S. (Sam) Hamod · Jack Marshall · Fawaz Turki · Doris Safie · Ben Bennani · Sharif Elmusa · Lawrence Joseph · Gregory Orfalea · Naomi Shihab Nye · Elmaz Abinader.

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About the authors

Gregory Orfalea is the author of Messengers of the Lost Battalion: The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at the Battle of the Bulge. He is also director of the Center for Writing at Pitzer College, where he teaches creative nonfiction and the short story.

Sharif Elmusa is a widely-published poet, editor and an esteemed translator of Arabic poetry.

Reviews

“This anthology offers some real literary meat… The spicy variety of syntax and cultural backgrounds had me hooked.” – David Gershator, Home Planet News

“A collection of unusually fine poetry.” – San Antonio Light

“An excellent collection that does justice to the Arab-American poetic contribution to America’s literature and renders it easily accessible in this handsome volume.” – Middle East Journal

About the Author

Sharif Elmusa is a widely-published poet, editor and an esteemed translator of Arabic poetry.

Additional information

Author

Orfalea, Gregory

Edition

2

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

336

Type

PB

Editor

Orfalea , Gregory and Elmusa , Sharif

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

A Century of Arab-American Poetry

Format

5 7/8"å x 9"å

Reviews

"This anthology offers some real literary meat"The spicy variety of syntax and cultural backgrounds had me hooked."- David Gershator , Home Planet News "A collection of unusually fine poetry."- San Antonio Light "An excellent collection that does justice to the Arab-American poetic contribution to America's literature and renders it easily accessible in this handsome volume."- Middle East Journal

MainReview

"This anthology offers some real literary meat"The spicy variety of syntax and cultural backgrounds had me hooked."- David Gershator, Home Planet News