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Boston Review, Susan Barba

Boston Review, Susan Barba POETRY The War Works Hard SUSAN BARBA The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail, translated by Elizabeth Winslow New Directions, $13.95 (paper) As the first translation of poems by a female Iraqi poet to be published ...

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The New Leader, Phebe Pettingell


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Publishers Weekly

From Publishers Weekly “What good luck!/ She has found his bones.” So begins a litany of horrors from an Iraqi poet who witnessed Saddam’s regime’s atrocities firsthand. Mikhail, 40, works in Arabic, Chaldean and English, and had to flee Iraq ...

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The American Poetry Review, Laurence Lieberman

The American Poetry Review, Laurence Lieberman “The Laggard Bird,” by Dunya Mikhail Laurence Lieberman From: Clairvoyant with Hunger: Essays In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:“The Laggard Bird,” by Dunya Mikhail   A note on ...

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Second Life

A Second Life by The Washington Post

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The War Works Hard

“Yesterday I lost a country,” Dunya Mikhail writes in The War Works Hard, a subversive, sobering work by an exiled Iraqi poet, and her first collection to appear in English. Amidst the ongoing atrocities in Iraq, after decades of wars ...

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