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Book Description:Award-winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet VĂ©nus Khoury-Ghata in an exquisite translationShe saysthe earth is so vast one canâ€™t help but be lost like water from a broken jugThere is no fortress against the windthe winter wanderer must count on the compassion of wallsâ€”from â€śShe Saysâ€ťTranslated by celebrated American poet Marilyn Hacker, VĂ©nus Khoury-Ghataâ€™s She Says explores the mythic and confessional attractions and repulsions of the French and Arabic imaginations with poems that open like â€śa suitcase filled with alphabets.â€ť Sex, barrenness, grief, and deathâ€”the backdrop of a war-ravaged countryâ€”are always at the edges, made increasingly urgent by lines often jagged and spare, their music unhaltered. Khoury-Ghata is a vital voice in both her native and adopted languages and we are pleased to present this important collection in English.
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