Nettles: Poems

Nettles: Poems

  • ISBN-13: 9781555974879
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The new collection by the Lebanese poet Vénus Khoury-Ghata, the author of She Says, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awardit could only have been elsewherethe sun's anger overturned the countrymen who came from the wounded side of the river knockedon our bordersI say men so as not to say locusts ―from "Nettles"In Nettles, Vénus Khoury-Ghata brings her impulses for lyric poetry and for stark narrative together into four enchanting sequences. Each confronts the realities of womanhood, immigration, and cultural conflict with an imagination and history born from both the Arabic and French languages. Masterfully translated byMarilyn Hacker, Nettles gives American readers this utterly original, indispensable poetry.

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