Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

Min Fami, Mythic Delirium 30, and Rhysling Nomination

So much poetry news! I was delighted yesterday to receive my contributor copies of Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance, edited by Ghaida Moussa and Ghadeer Malek. I contributed two reprinted poems to the collection: “Pieces” … Continue reading

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A Bird is Not a Stone: Kickstarter for Contemporary Palestinian Poetry

Yesterday, editors Sarah Irving and Henry Bell¬†launched a Kickstarter to raise money in support of A Bird is Not a Stone: Palestinian Poetry in Translation. The collection — to which I contributed a translation of Bisan Abu Khaled’s work — … Continue reading

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A Weight Off My Shoulders

So this was me a few days ago. This was me earlier today. This was me a little later earlier today. This is me now. I’m very, very happy. Frankly buoyant with relief that I not only don’t hate it, … Continue reading

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Save for a Haircut — Two Wits

I have made an appointment to cut off almost all my hair on Friday — about 20 inches — and I am terrified in that excited sort of hopeful way where you’re simultaneously aware of how it can all go … Continue reading

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Munching the Numbers: Eight Years of Goblin Fruit

I’ve said before how, when I’m feeling a bit down or listless for whatever reason, I go look at Goblin Fruit. I re-read old poems. I take in the different art styles and remind myself of the curation process for … Continue reading

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Winter 2014 Issue of Goblin Fruit is Live!

Oyez! You may be beset by the cheerless grudge of an unending winter, but LOOK! There is a new issue of Goblin Fruit here to cheer your chillest hours! Containing delightful poems by Catt Kingsgrave, Sonya Taaffe, Alexandra Seidel, Jack … Continue reading

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Siri Hustvedt’s THE BLAZING WORLD

My review of Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World is up at NPR Books, containing a bare fraction of all the things I want to say about it. I could’ve written an essay of the same length on the beauty and … Continue reading

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Video, Radio, Text: A Ubiquity of Links

I feel like a month’s worth of doings have been crammed into the first three days of this week. Overexposure looms! Ubiquity attends! Enough of me to foil stick-shakers! So here’s a brief summary: 1) On Monday I moderated an … Continue reading

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Three Thrilling Things to Do With Winter and One to Do With Thrills

A flurry of lovely things this morning: I opened my email to find an acceptance from Tina Connolly of flash-fiction podcast¬†Toasted Cake for “Mon pays c’est l’hiver,” and my RSS feeds to find a wonderful review by Sofia Samatar of … Continue reading

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“Mon pays c’est l’hiver” at Lackington’s Magazine

I’m very pleased to announce that the first issue of Lackington’s Magazine (the Twitter feed of which my Glaswegian keeps insisting on reading as Lackington’s Mog) is now up, with a mission-establishing editorial by Ranylt Richildis and containing stories by … Continue reading

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