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Tablets IV

    Tablets IV BY DUNYA MIKHAIL 1   I wanted to write an epic about suffering, but when I found a tendril of her hair among the ruins of her mud house, I found my epic there.     ...

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The Stranger in Her Femine Sign

  The Stranger in Her Feminine Sign BY DUNYA MIKHAIL Everything has gender in Arabic. History is male. Fiction is female. Dream is male. Wish is female.   Feminine words are followed by a circle with two dots over. They ...

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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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