10 Years Later: 2 Translations Sargon Boulus’s ‘A Refugee Tells’

On March 19, ten years will have passed since the US first invaded and occupied Iraq. Poet Sargon Boulus died in October 2007, while the war raged and the Occupation was digging itself in, just a few months after poet Nazik Al-Malaika. Youssef Rakha wrote in 2011: Sargon never gathered wealth, fame or clout; he did … Continue reading 10 Years Later: 2 Translations Sargon Boulus’s ‘A Refugee Tells’

Remembering Iraqi Poet Sargon Boulus

Poet, novelist, and translator Sinan Antoon had a tribute to Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus on Jadaliyya yesterday, the fourth anniversary of Boulus’s death. Antoon (see comment below) is currently at work translating selected works by Boulus, to be published in 2013. I would love to see a collection that traced Boulus’s work and shifts throughout … Continue reading Remembering Iraqi Poet Sargon Boulus