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Poets and Writers

Dunya Mikhail Dunya Mikhail — Iraqi-American Poet “When you write a poem in your language, you write it one time. And when you think in the other language, and try to write a poem in the other language, I feel ...

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The Missing Slate

LITERATURE, POETRY THE GYPSY/الغجرية BY DUNYA MIKHAIL “She knows the time/ from the way the roses bend,/ from how far or near the sky is…” Poem of the Week (January 11), by Dunya Mikhail. Translated from Arabic by the poet. ...

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Infinity Mile in Detroit

Dunya Mikhail contributor Dunya Mikhail was born in Iraq in 1965 and came to the United States in 1996.  She has six books in Arabic, three in English, and one in Italian.  They include The Iraqi Nights, Diary of A ...

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Split This Rock

SPLIT THIS ROCK Calling poets to a greater role in public life and fostering a national network of socially engaged poets. The Iraqi Nights, Section 7 By Dunya MikhailIn Iraq, after a thousand and one nights, someone will talk to ...

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Words Without Borders

  Contributor Dunya Mikhail Born in Iraq in 1965, Dunya Mikhail is famous for her subversive, innovative, and satirical poetry. She has published four collections of poetry in Arabic, including The Psalms of Absence, Diary of a Wave Outside the ...

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The Washington Post, Ron Charles

Books Poet Dunya Mikhail fled Iraq — but still carries home with her By Ron Charles February 23, 2016 Dunya Mikhail’s life straddles the divide of exile. It’s a divide reflected in the structure of her celebrated memoir, “Diary of ...

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Poetry International

en/nl Poetry International Web IRAQ  Dunya Mikhail (Iraq, 1965)  Nederlands ► © Pieter Vandermeer / Tineke de Lange Friday 15 May 2009 Dunya Mikhail was born in Baghdad in 1965 and lived there until the authorities considered her poetry to ...

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Academy of American Poets

poet Dunya Mikhail Dunya Mikhail is the author of several books, including The Iraqi Nights (New Directions, 2014); Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (New Directions, 2009), winner of the 2010 Arab American Book Award for Poetry; and The ...

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Poetry Foundation

Dunya Mikhail b. 1965 http://www.dunyamikhail.com/ Iraqi American poet Dunya Mikhail was born in Baghdad and earned a BA at the University of Baghdad. She worked as a translator and journalist for the Baghdad Observer before being placed on Saddam Hussein’s ...

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The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

The Beekeeper Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq Nonfiction by Dunya Mikhail translated by Max Weiss and Dunya Mikhail Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won’t convert to ...

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