Invitation to a Secret Feast: Selected Poems

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Tupelo Press, 2008 - Poetry - 76 pages
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Poetry. Translation. Joumana Haddad, an unrivaled poetry star in Arabic (and many other languages) famous for her deeply passionate poetic visions, has finally given the English-speaking world entry into her luscious work. In these gorgeous translations, her voice remains sumptuous and alluring, carefully drawing the reader in before unveiling soulful insight and wisdom. This is Lebanese-born Joumana Haddad's fifth collection of poetry to be published. She is highly regarded as a poet not only throughout the Arab-speaking world, but also in Europe and Latin America. She has a strong presence on the Internet and has her own Internet fan club. She is currently a literary journalist for the daily Lebanese newspaper An-Nahar.

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Contents

The Panther Hidden at the Base of Her Shoulders
23
Slow Down
30
Adrenaline
36
Your Homeland Is This Burning Night
45
Wet Face
52
Devil
58
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About the author (2008)

Joumana Haddad was born in 1970 in Beirut, Lebanon, where she lives and works. A poet, journalist, and translator, she is Editor-in-Chief of the cultural pages of the Lebanese daily An-Nadar, and has published four collections of poetry which have been translated into French, German, Spanish, and Italian. She is fluent in seven languages.

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).

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