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C O N T E N T S Introduction xiii Elmaz Abinader Living with Opposition 3 What We Leave Behind 7 This House, My Bones 8 The Birds 10 Etel Adnan from Transcendence 13 from The Arab Apocalypse 21 Saladin Ahmed Ghazal 29 Over the Phone, One of Our Hero’s Close Personal Homeboys Recounts Life in a College Town 30 The Third World Werewolf Speaks to Our Hero of Life in the Financial Zone 30 Ibn Sina 31 Kazim Ali The Black Madonna at Chartres 32 Journey 33 The Year of Summer 35 Gallery 35 Assef Al-Jundi Flying 37 Nostalgic 39 Apprentice 40 Alise Alousi Lipstick 41 Mayfly 42 v 1CHARARA_pages_i-164.qxd:Layout 1 11/14/08 2:36 PM Page v What to Count 43 Lynndie’s Other Voice 44 Nuar Alsadir Bats 46 The Riddle of the Shrink 47 The Garden 48 Sinan Antoon Wrinkles: on the wind’s forehead 49 A Photograph 53 A Letter 54 Delving 55 Sifting 55 Walid Bitar Looking You in the Back of the Head 56 Survival of the Fittest 57 Progress Report 59 A Disposition of the Antiquities 60 Under the Table 61 Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán Manos .17 63 Mint 69 Hayan Charara Thinking American 73 Washing My Father 74 Usage 76 Sharif S. Elmusa Flawed Landscape 84 With New Englanders 87 Roots 88 Should You Wish to Stay 90 Sun Lines 92 vi Contents 1CHARARA_pages_i-164.qxd:Layout 1 11/14/08 2:36 PM Page vi Hedy Habra Even the Sun Has Its Dark Side 93 Milkweed 97 Tea at Chez Paul’s 100 Marian Haddad She Is Not the House of This Black Wing 102 Malfunctioning FLOWTRON 103 Resurrection 105 I have no history here 105 Suheir Hammad Silence 107 exotic 111 First Writing Since 112 mike check 118 Sam Hamod Dying with the Wrong Name 120 Lara Hamza Advice for Marriage 130 My Mother Wore Miniskirts 130 Behind Locked Doors, Part I 131 Growing Up 131 On Eating 131 Nathalie Handal The Warrior 132 The Combatant and I 133 The Blue Jacket 134 from The Neverfield 135 Samuel Hazo Intifada 137 September 11, 2001 139 Contents vii 1CHARARA_pages_i-164.qxd:Layout 1 11/14/08 2:36 PM Page vii Just Words 140 After Arlington 142 The First Sam Hazo at the Last 143 The Mutineer 145 For Which It Stands 146 Lawrence Joseph It’s Not Me Shouting at No One 148 Do What You Can 149 Curriculum Vitae 151 Sand Nigger 153 I Pay the Price 156 Before Our Eyes 158 Rubaiyat 160 Inclined to Speak 164 Fady Joudah Morning Ritual 165 At a Café 167 Sleeping Trees 167 Additional Notes on Tea 169 Mohja Kahf My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears 171 Hijab Scene #1 174 Hijab Scene #2 174 Postcards from Hajar, a Correspondence in Four Parts 174 Pauline Kaldas Bird Lessons 177 Fraudulent Acts 178 My Aunt’s Kitchen 180 What America Has to Offer 180 viii Contents 1CHARARA_pages_i-164.qxd:Layout 1 11/14/08 2:36 PM Page viii Lisa Suhair Majaj In Season 181 It Wasn’t Poetry 183 Arguments 184 I Remember My Father’s Hands 185 Jack Marshall Walking Across Brooklyn Bridge 186 Appalachia Suite 188 Crane 189 G—D 189 The Home-Front 193 Place in the Real 195 Khaled Mattawa Growing Up with a Sears Catalog in Benghazi, Libya 198 Watermelon Tales 201 The Bus Driver Poem 205 The Road from Biloxi 207 Echo & Elixir 1 209 Echo & Elixir 3 210 D. H. Melhem New York Times, August 15, 1976 “As Lebanon Dies” 211 Broadway Music 212 On the tendency toward solipsism in literature 214 from Rest in Love 215 from Country: An Organic Poem 219 September 11, 2001, World Trade Center, Aftermath 224 Philip Metres One more story he said In a restaurant in Amsterdam 229 Ashberries: Letters 230 A House Without 233 Contents ix 1CHARARA_pages_i-164.qxd:Layout 1 11/14/08 2:36 PM Page ix Haas H. Mroue Beirut Survivors Anonymous 240 Arabes Despatriados 243 Civil War 246 Adele Ne Jame Fieldwork, Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin 247 Anabelle’s 249 A Blessing 251 A Love Story 252 Naomi Shihab Nye Different Ways to Pray 253 The Art of Disappearing 256 Famous 257 Breaking My Favorite Bowl 258 Blood 259 The Small Vases from Hebron 260 What Brings Us Out 261 Jerusalem 263 Gregory Orfalea War 265 The Bomb That Fell...

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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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