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We Call to the Eye & the Night : Love Poems by Writers of Arab Heritage

Hala, Beck, Zeina Hashem Alyan, Hala Alyan, Zeina Hashem Beck
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Persea Books Inc
Published: April 17, 2023
ISBN: 9780892555673
240 pages
Country of publication: United States


We Call to the Eye and to the Night is an amalgam of eminent poets –Hayan Charara, Leila Chatti, Nathalie Handal, Fady Joudah, and Naomi Shihab Nye, among them–and those who have just begun to make their mark. These poets are descended from diverse countries and represent a breathtaking intersection of voices, experiences, and perspectives. Divided into whimsical sections (named for lines from poems they include), the anthology features an evocative array of erotic and romantic selections, as well as ones portraying love of family, friends, heritage, and homeland. Exquisitely curated and introduced by acclaimed authors Hala Alyan and Zeina Hashem Beck, We Call to the Eye and to the Night is at once sexy, sensuous, adventurous, and nostalgic–a treasury of love emanating from the Arab world and its diaspora.

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