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How long have you been with us? : essays on poetry / Khaled Mattawa.

Author:
Mattawa, Khaled [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
181 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
Poets on poetry. [More in this series]
Summary note:
""As a writer starting out in the early 1990s," Khaled Mattawa begins "Meet the Poet-Stranger," the essay that opens this collection, "I wanted the company of fellow immigrants who worked in the language of their adopted homelands, chiseling away at their exile and making a home for themselves in poetry." Throughout his career, Mattawa's thoughtful and politically astute considerations of what it means to create as a "poet-stranger," particularly for those of Middle Eastern heritage, have been steeped in his personal experience as a Libyan-American writer. The essays included in this volume cover Mattawa's approach toward translating contemporary and classical Arabic poetry, the personal and international politics of poetry, and the difficulty of representing one's own family history in one's own writing. The concluding piece, "Poems and Days (A Reader's Memoir)," presents his deep engagement with the work of other poets during his formative years as a writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9780472053292 ((paperback))
  • 0472053299 ((paperback))
  • 9780472073290 ((paperback))
  • 047207329X ((paperback))
  • ((e-book))
LCCN:
2016031015
OCLC:
949986784
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