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At no other time in American history has our imagination been so engrossed with the Arab experience. An indispensable and historic volume, Inclined to Speak gathers together poems, from the most important contemporary Arab American poets, that shape and alter our understanding of this experience. These poems also challenge us to reconsider what it means to be American. Impressive in its scope, this book provides readers with an astonishing array of poetic sensibilities, touching on every aspect of the human condition. Whether about culture, politics, loss, art, or language itself, the poems here engage these themes with originality, dignity, and an unyielding need not only to speak, but also to be heard. Here are thirty-nine poets offering up 160 poems. Included in the anthology are Naomi Shihab Nye, Samuel Hazo, D. H. Melhem, Lawrence Joseph, Khaled Mattawa, Mohja Khaf, Matthew Shenoda, Kazim Ali, Nuar Alsadir, Fady Joudah, and Lisa Suhair Majaj. Charara has written a lengthy introduction about the state of Arab American poetry in the country today and short biographies of the poets and provided an extensive list of further readings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxxiii
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  1. Elmaz Abinader
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Etel Adnan
  2. pp. 13-28
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  1. Saladin Ahmed
  2. pp. 29-31
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  1. Kazim Ali
  2. pp. 32-36
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  1. Assef Al-Jundi
  2. pp. 37-40
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  1. Alise Alousi
  2. pp. 41-45
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  1. Nuar Alsadir
  2. pp. 46-48
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  1. Sinan Antoon
  2. pp. 49-55
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  1. Walid Bitar
  2. pp. 56-62
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  1. Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
  2. pp. 63-72
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  1. Hayan Charara
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. Sharif S. Elmusa
  2. pp. 84-92
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  1. Hedy Habra
  2. pp. 93-101
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  1. Marian Haddad
  2. pp. 102-106
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  1. Suheir Hammad
  2. pp. 107-119
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  1. Sam Hamod
  2. pp. 120-129
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  1. Lara Hamza
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. Nathalie Handal
  2. pp. 132-136
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  1. Samuel Hazo
  2. pp. 137-147
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  1. Lawrence Joseph
  2. pp. 148-164
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  1. Fady Joudah
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Mohja Kahf
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Pauline Kaldas
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. Lisa Suhair Majaj
  2. pp. 181-185
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  1. Jack Marshall
  2. pp. 186-197
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  1. Khaled Mattawa
  2. pp. 198-210
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  1. D. H. Melhem
  2. pp. 211-228
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  1. Philip Metres
  2. pp. 229-239
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  1. Haas H. Mroue
  2. pp. 240-246
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  1. Adele Ne Jame
  2. pp. 247-252
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  1. Naomi Shihab Nye
  2. pp. 253-264
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  1. Gregory Orfalea
  2. pp. 265-268
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  1. Kevin Gerard Rashid
  2. pp. 269-274
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  1. Sekeena Shaben
  2. pp. 275-280
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  1. Deema K. Shehabi
  2. pp. 281-285
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  1. Matthew Shenoda
  2. pp. 286-296
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  1. Zaid Shlah
  2. pp. 297-303
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  1. David Williams
  2. pp. 304-308
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  1. Eliot Khalil Wilson
  2. pp. 309-315
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 317-323
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 325-330
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  1. Index of Authors and Titles
  2. pp. 331-333
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  1. Author
  2. p. 334
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610752060
Related ISBN
9781557288677
MARC Record
OCLC
769187839
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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