The $1000 prize is offered annually "for a book of poetry by a non-US citizen published anywhere in the world."
"Don’t say such foolish things about people."
"The off-LBF podcast below explores the Miyah poetry movement that was sparked in April 2016 when poet Hafiz Ahmed composed 'Write Down I Am a Miyah,' inspired in part by Mahmoud Darwish’s 'ID Card,' and shared it on social media."
"I have no need of a wall clock / or a pocket diary: / I know the times of my screams"
"It is the research and the work that the reader may not see in the final translation that will determine the quality of that translation."
"You, well of thirst,/ Black treasure in the wolf's mouth,/ Let your lamp, that speaks miracles, light the name of Iraq."
"Isn’t our notion of the classic influenced by the other? Doesn’t the standing of Arabic literature rely upon foreign literature?"
"Celebrated novelist and short-story writer Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936. Almost fifty years have passed since his assassination at the age of just 36."
" As I argue throughout the book, the formulation of the sixties generation is not neutral but rather is a strategy that helps writers gain access to positions of power and prominence in the field of cultural production."
"What made the Archive Department’s documents history, given that her documents were closer to real life? In the end, wasn’t history life in the past?"
The MULOSIGE project (Multilingual Locals & Significant Geographies) has put together a collection of resources on Amazigh literature in translation.
"I treat my novels and poetry as forms of art, in which I explore all that I do not want to articulate in academic arguments and proofs."