These Are Not Oranges, My Love
Publication Date: November 2008
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Mersal offers an exquisite daughter-to-father poem. Titled The Clot, this sequence radiates with a combination of tenderness, humor and anguish unmatched in contemporary Arabic poetry. From the Introduction by Khaled Mattawa.
About the Author
Khaled Mattawa was born in Benghazi, Libya, in 1964 and immigrated to the U.S. in his teens. He is the author of four books books of poetry, ISMAILIA ECLIPSE (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995), ZODIAC OF ECHOES (Ausable Press, 2003), Amorisco (Ausable Press, 2008), and TOCQUEVILLE (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010).