But there's also much more of Mersal's work to explore online.
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"
"You, well of thirst,/ Black treasure in the wolf's mouth,/ Let your lamp, that speaks miracles, light the name of Iraq."
"This lake is not water. It was a person I had talked to for a long time then he dissolved."
"This is not a book of “high” culture only. It contains the tastes of many aspects of Moroccan society."
The poems come from Haddad's first poetry collection, al-Bishara (The Omen), which appeared in 1970; he has since published more than a dozen more.
A spider thread / fastens your heart / to the book of flesh.
"I wrote the poems for the singers of the Arab world that you mention at a time where their music helped me grieve and dance. Their music is one of the homes I carry with me wherever I go."
A story circulated by his friends holds that a paper was found in his bloody shirt, which contained a last, unfinished, poem. It read: “By my horse / I laid dead on the pavement, homeland slipping away.”