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This Room is Waiting free pdf UK poets Jen Hadfield, winner of the TS Eliot Prize, Billy Letford, Krystelle Bamford and John Glenday collaborate with four contemporary Iraqi poets, including acclaimed Zahir Mousa, Sabreen Kadhim and Kurdish Iraqi, Awezan Nouri. Working with literal translations of the Arabic and Kurdish poems, the English language poets have created new 'versions', startling works that channel the anger, fear, hurt, hope, joy and fragile optimism of the originals, reconnecting readers with the realities of real life in post-invasion Iraq, far beyond the banalities of cyclical western media stories. 'What if it was our culture, our country that was invaded?' is the question asked. This Room is Waiting fashions an extraordinary portrait of a country rebuilding after war.

About Ryan Van Winkle

Ryan van Winkle's critically praised first collection, Tomorrow, We Will Live Here, was published by Salt in 2010 and won the prestigious Crashaw Prize. His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry New Zealand and The Oxford Poets series. He is co-founder and editor at Forest Publications and is currently writer in residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. Ryan has run spoken-word events UK and world-wide. He is also literary co-ordinator for Reel Festivals. Lauren Pyott is a freelance Arabic translator, writer, researcher and cultural events coordinator, specialising in literature and culture of the Middle East and with a degree in Arabic from the University of Edinburgh. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East and in particular, Syria.

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Author : Ryan Van Winkle
Publisher : Freight Books
Data Published : 17 April 2014
ISBN : 1908754494
EAN : 9781908754493
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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