Today's poem is "Strangeness"
from The Silence That Remains
Copper Canyon Press
Ghassan Zaqtan is a Beit Jala-born novelist, editor, and the author of
more than ten collections of poetry. His books have been translated into
various languages. He was twice nominated for the Neustadt International
Prize. Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, the first book of his work to appear
in English, received the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2013. He lives
Fady Joudah is a practicing physician and the author of three collections of poetry and several volumes of poetry in translation from the Arabic. His debut poetry book won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, and he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as several awards for translation. He lives in Houston.
Books by Ghassan Zaqtan:
Other poems on the web by Ghassan Zaqtan (translated by Fady Joudah):
"A Picture of the House at Beit Jala"
"Alone and the river before me"
Ghassan Zaqtan According to Wikipedia.
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