By Simon Pettet
SEPT 2019 | Poetry
Simon Pettet is a long-time resident of New York's Lower East Side. His Collected Poems, HEARTH (from Talisman House) is essential reading. His most recent volume (from the same publishers) is AS A BEE
by Ra’ad Abdulqadir, translated from the Arabic by Mona Kareem
DEC 20-JAN 21 | Poetry
Ra’ad Abdulqadir (1953–2003) is a pioneer of the Iraqi prose poem, the author of five poetry collections, and a lifelong editor of Aqlam, Iraq’s leading literary magazine. Though a lifetime literary editor at the Ministry of Culture, Ra’ad’s last two manuscripts, Falcon with Sun Overhead and The Age of Entertainment, were blocked from being published in Iraq until after his death.