Palestinian-French-American poet Nathalie Handal‘s latest collection, Love and Strange Horses, won an honorable mention at the recent San Francisco Book Festival. You can read a review of Love and Strange Horses, which was written in English, at Avatar.
It’s also reviewed on This Week in Palestine. The review quotes from the collection:
History has a way of moving the heart backward.
A way of moving it forward
To protect its past, its tired mind.
But it had to come to this instead:
A broken violin
The heart, unsolved
an argument with Jesus or Mohammed
-exile has its ways.
More of Handal’s work can be found here.