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Author Mattawa, Khaled, author.

Title Fugitive atlas : poems / Khaled Mattawa.

Publication Info. Minneapolis Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2020.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 M429f 2020    ---  Available
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Description 126 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Fugitive Atlas is a sweeping, impassioned account of refugee crises, military occupations, and ecological degradation, an acute, probing journey through a world in upheaval. Khaled Mattawa's chorus of speakers finds moments of profound solace in searching for those lost-in elegy and prayer-even when the power of poem and faith seems incapable of providing salvation. With extraordinary formal virtuosity and global scope, these poems turn not to lament for those regions charted as theaters of exploitation and environmental malpractice, but to a poignant amplification of the lives, dreams, and families of those within them. In this exquisite collection, Mattawa asks how we are expected to endure our times, how we inherit the journeys of our ancestors, and how we let loose those we love into an unpredictable world"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-126).
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. Beatitude -- Shikwah -- A Dream of Adam -- Anthropocene Hymns -- Season of Migration to the North -- Plume -- `Alams for Saying "Yes" -- II. Unreal City -- Occupation: An Index -- Our Neighbors: Poisoned City -- Face -- An Idea for a Short Film -- III. Beatitude -- `Alams from the Black Horse Prison, Tripoli, Circa 1981 -- A Story -- Now That We Have Tasted Hope -- After 42 Years -- Your City -- After 42 Years (Revisited) -- My City -- Psalm for the Medics -- `Alams for Tripoli Nights -- IV. Fugitive Atlas -- Psalm for Departure -- Psalm on the Road to Agadez -- Constance Song -- Psalm under Siege -- Psalm for Crossing Nimroz -- Agadez Blues -- `Alams for Ghouta -- Constance Psalm -- Malouk's Ode -- Psalm under Siege -- Tripoli Days -- Trafficker Soliloquy -- TheAffari -- Blessing's Song -- By the Shores of Behram -- With Lines Taken from Walt Whitman -- Fire at Sea: A Funeral Chant -- Psalm for the Balkan Route -- Song for Amadou -- The Boat Merchant's Wife -- Into the Sea -- Fuel Burns -- Psalm for Arrival -- Malouk's Qassida -- Moria Journal -- Deterrence -- Horgos-Roszke Journal -- Qassida to the Statue of Sappho in Mytilini -- `Alams for Robert Hayden -- Procreation -- Curse Tablet -- Psalm of the Volunteer -- Psalm for the Departed -- Afterward Breathing -- V. Beatitude -- After Charlottesville -- The Suburbs -- At Westgate Mall, Nairobi -- `Alams for Sun on Shuttered Windows -- A Friend from Al-Raqqa -- We Are Saying "Yes," but Who Are We to Say? -- The Only One We Have -- `Alams for Cairo Nights -- Our Cities -- Beatitude.
Subject Refugees, Arab -- Poetry.
Refugees -- Poetry.
Political refugees -- Poetry.
Refugees' writings -- Poetry.
Environmental degradation -- Poetry.
Military occupation -- Poetry.
Oppression (Psychology) -- Poetry.
Group identity -- Poetry.
American literature -- Arab American authors.
Religious poetry.
Arab American poetry.
Religious poetry. (OCoLC)fst01094206
Refugees, Arab. (OCoLC)fst01092853
Refugees' writings. (OCoLC)fst02009164
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Political refugees. (OCoLC)fst01069678
Oppression (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01046613
Military occupation. (OCoLC)fst01021341
Group identity. (OCoLC)fst00948442
Environmental degradation. (OCoLC)fst00912877
Arab American poetry. (OCoLC)fst01721108
American literature -- Arab American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807122
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 9781644450376 (paperback)
1644450372 (paperback)

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