The space between our footsteps: poems and paintings from the Middle East
In an unparalleled collection, honored anthologist Naomi Shihab Nye brings together the work of over 120 poets and artists from nineteen countries in the Middle East. In turn compelling, lyrical, tragic, and humorous, this rich anthology opens the door to the Middle East and beckons readers to explore our common ground. The poets and artists collected in this volume range from luminaries such as Adonis, Yehuda Amichai, Chaibia Tallal, Nazim Hikmet, and Naguib Mahfouz to those whose work has never been published before. With an ear to a rich history and a vision of hope for the future, this elegant book invites readers to experience a grand mosaic of cultures and traditions. It also features forty paintings reproduced in full color, an introduction, notes on the contributors, indexes, and a map.