Palestinian-American Poet Nathalie Handal Wins Honorable Mention at San Francisco Book Festival

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.
And
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.

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