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Translating American poetry into Arabic

              Dear American poets,

I would love to translate some of your poems into Arabic. Since you and I are alive, there’s a chance for me to ask you questions about your poems (if needed).

There are at least three reasons for me to start (or continue) this project: First, my friends in the Arab countries (especially in Iraq) have been asking me to translate more and more of the American contemporary poetry into Arabic.

Second, I think this is a good exercise for me during the times when I am not writing.

Third, I believe that translation is the opposite of war; It brings others to one’s own territory.

No promise to translate everything I receive, but you may send me up to three poems for consideration, with bio please.

Good wishes,

Dunya Mikhail

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