Category Archives: Poetry

New Poem: Prophecy & Prayers

A new poem of mine is published today in Issue 1 of BAHR // بحر magazine, a great new, bilingual En/Ar magazine. My poem, Prophecy & Prayers, is best read on a computer (or ‘Desktop View’) due to its formatting. … Continue reading

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RAQABIYYA, or Neck Tax

RAQABIYYA, or Neck Tax Granny, chewing a date, transmits her soul, then presses it between the baby girl’s lips. “[They] suffer from the tyranny of their masters more keenly than language can express,” observes Captain Robert Taylor of the East India Companyas he passes … Continue reading

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The Desire of Life – Abu Al-Qassim Al-Shabbi (A New Translation)

A new translation of the famous Arabic poem ‘The Desire of Life’ by Abu Al-Qassim Al-Shabbi Continue reading

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