These are Not Oranges, My Love: Selected Poems

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Sheep Meadow Press, 2008 - Poetry - 90 pages
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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

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Contents

Things Elude Me
5
It Seems I Inherit the Dead
21
Grace
35
An Evening at the Theater
50
They Tear Down My Family Home
63
Map Store
69
So That No One Is Splattered with the Blood of Reality
86
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About the author (2008)

IMAN MERSAL was born in 1966 in the northern Egyptian Delta. She is the author of four books of poems in Arabic: Characterizations, A Dark Alley Suitable for Dance Lessons, Walking As Long As Possible and Alternative Geography. Iman Mersal immigrated to Canada in 1999. She is currently an assistant professor of Arabic at the University of Alberta.

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