Monthly Archives: April 2014

Review: Najwan Darwish’s NOTHING MORE TO LOSE

My review of Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose, masterfully translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, is live at NPR Books. This is the reined-in version of what was at first an almost incoherently effusive review, as I tried to figure … Continue reading

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Kim Harrison: The Good, the Bad, and the Bad-Ass

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, and in honour of twelve books of witches, vampires, pixies, werewolves, demons, and elves, I’ve written up a recommendation post for NPR’s My Guilty Pleasure. The final book in the … Continue reading

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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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