Product Number: EB00650636
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619321144
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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The poems in Alight alternate between the estranging familial and strangely familiar, between burning and illumination. As father, husband, and physician, Fady Joudah gives children and vulnerable others voice in this hauntingly lyrical collection, where, with quiet ferociousness, one's self can be reclaimed from suffering's grip over mind and spirit. Fady Joudah is a Palestinian-American poet, translator, and physician of internal medicine. He received his medical training from the Medical College of Georgia and University of Texas, and served with Doctors Without Borders in 2002 and 2005. His first book, The Earth in the Attic, won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, judged by Louise GlUck. In 2010 he received a PEN translation award for his translations of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

Author(s): Fady Joudah
Original Publish Date: Jul 03, 2013

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