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Fifteen Iraqi Poets

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Pamphlets series

It has been said that if you throw a stone in Iraq, it's very likely that it will fall on the head of a poet!

Dunya Mikhail

A dazzling collection of contemporary Iraqi poetry


Fifteen Iraqi Poets

Edited by Dunya Mikhail

Fifteen Iraqi Poets compiles fifteen poems, each written by a prominent twentieth century Iraqi poet. Selected, with commentary, by the award-winning Iraqi-American poet Dunya Mikhail, this little anthology is the perfect introduction to a glorious literature that traces its roots back to ancient Sumer — a poetry written in a state of continuous wars and massacres, where laments often open with a plea to the destroyed homeland: “O Iraq."

published November 29th, 2013
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