The deadline for applications is Friday July 3, 2020, at 4:00 PM Beirut time.
"Lion’s fangs glimmer / You smile in return, but / Here comes the ripper"
"The divide among poets has added a diaspora to the spatial diaspora, which scattered Syrians around the world."
"Tante Aziza and Nana came over to our house on Naim Street and said that Saad wanted to marry me. We sat around the dinner table, which was a square table in the middle of the living room."
"I’m very interested in the manipulation of temporality -- or rather, as I’ve suggested, time-space configuration -- that we see in Palestinian SF across different media."
"He was a very intellectual person, very forward thinking, sometimes too forward in his ideas. He did not really mash into the traditional Coptic orthodox conservative life."
"Malleem Al Akbar, with its iconoclastic introduction, is probably one of the most important works of fiction to come out of Egypt in the past century. It had long been out of print, and many people had heard of it, but very few had actually read it."
"He's funny, he's philosophical in a way that is always wonderfully down to earth and adds to the humor. His characters are despicable and lovable with no contradiction. Sometimes just despicable."
To celebrate the translation of this forgotten classic, a few views on the book and on its author.
إذا رَأيْتَ نُيُوبَ اللّيْثِ بارِزَةً * فَلا تَظُنّنّ أنّ اللّيْثَ يَبْتَسِمُ
He asked her whether she’d seen his crocodile. She exhaled angrily.
Mizna, a "critical platform for contemporary literature, art, film, and cultural programming centering the work of Southwest Asian and North African artists," is seeking applicants for its poetry coalition fellowship.