Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 208

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566025

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 2

Release date: 12/06/14

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Lives of Rain

Poems

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“Handal’s poetry tells the story over and over of the pain of separation, the heartache of missed chances, and the tragedy of a displaced culture” the poems wash over the reader like music, and the reader becomes witness and heir to the senseless pain created in this world, experienced and transmitted by this poet.” – Mulicultural Review

About this book

Shortlisted for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize/The Pitt Poetry Series

"In The Lives of Rain, Nathalie Handal has brought forth a work of radical displacement and uncertainty, moving continent to continent, giving voice to Palestinians of the diaspora in the utterance of one fiercely awake and compassionate, who, against warfare, occupation and brutality offers her native language, olives, wind, a herd of sheep or a burning mountain, radio music, a butterfly's gaze... Handal is a poet of deftly considered paradoxes and reversals, sensory evocations and mysteries left beautifully unresolved. Hers is a language seared by history and marked by the impress of extremity; so it is suffused with a rare species of wisdom." - From the Foreword by Carolyn Forche

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About the author

Nathalie Handal has lived in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. Poet, playwright, writer, editor, critic and literary activist, she finished her postgraduate studies in English and Drama at University of London, her MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Bennington College, Vermont, her Master of Arts in English and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Communications at Simmons College, Boston.

Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies and she is the editor of The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology (Interlink, 2000), an Academy of American Poets bestseller and winner of the 2002 Pen Oakland/Josephine Miles Book Award. She has recently recorded “Traveling Rooms,” a CD of her poetry with improvisational music by Vladimir Miller and Alexandr Alexandrov (ASC Records, 1999). She teaches at Columbia University.

Reviews

“Handal’s poetry tells the story over and over of the pain of separation, the heartache of missed chances, and the tragedy of a displaced culture” the poems wash over the reader like music, and the reader becomes witness and heir to the senseless pain created in this world, experienced and transmitted by this poet.” – Mulicultural Review

“The Lives of Rain is a stirring, heartrending collection that forces us to look at the agonizing ramifications of military intervention and the Palestinian diaspora” Handal is an important and eloquent voice whose poetic vision is as rare as it is necessary.” – MoorishGirl

Additional information

Author

Handal, Nathalie

Edition

2

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

208

Type

PB

Release date

12/06/14

Author Home

New York , USA

Subtitle

Poems

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"Handal's poetry tells the story over and over of the pain of separation , the heartache of missed chances , and the tragedy of a displaced culture" the poems wash over the reader like music , and the reader becomes witness and heir to the senseless pain created in this world , experienced and transmitted by this poet."å – Mulicultural Review "The Lives of Rain is a stirring , heartrending collection that forces us to look at the agonizing ramifications of military intervention and the Palestinian diaspora" Handal is an important and eloquent voice whose poetic vision is as rare as it is necessary."å – MoorishGirl

MainReview

"Handal's poetry tells the story over and over of the pain of separation, the heartache of missed chances, and the tragedy of a displaced culture" the poems wash over the reader like music, and the reader becomes witness and heir to the senseless pain created in this world, experienced and transmitted by this poet."å – Mulicultural Review