Miracle Maker: Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi

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BOA Editions, Ltd., 2003 - Literary Criticism - 143 pages
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This collection features poems from Al-Azzawi's six previous Arabic poetry collections and many new poems. Springing from classical Arabic poetry, his poems speak to political exile, -cultural marginalization, and Middle Eastern and Western histories and mythologies. Al-Azzawi employs -humor, melancholy and tenderness to celebrate new worlds of possibility.

Fadhil Al-Azzawi was born in 1940 in Kirkuk, Iraq. By the time he was -fifteen, he was publishing poems in the leading Arab literary magazines in Beirut and Baghdad. Al-Azzawi -currently lives in London.

Khaled Mattawa (Translator) is the author of a -collection of poetry, Ismailia Eclipse, and the translator of two books of contemporary Arabic poetry, Hatif Janabi's Questions and Their Retinue and Saddi Youssef's Without an Alphabet, Without a Face.

 

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Contents

The Making of a Miracle Maker
9
The Clown and the Dancer
21
A Bell
28
Song of the Dead Arab
39
The Opening
45
The Lover
51
Signs
57
Defiance
67
Good Morning God
85
No Matter How Far
92
A Movie in a Train Station
105
Toasts
107
On the Griffon Farm
114
The Lion and the Apostle
123
Lenin Platz in Berlin
129
Feast in Candlelight
135

Memory
73
A Man in Memory
79
About the Author
141
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