“One of the trickiest, most mysterious secrets of the Arabic language is the root h-l-m.”
Emad Abu Saleh
“They were not sieving, / But dancing to the rhythm.”
Happily, Huda Fakhreddine here shares four poems she translated as part of her forthcoming The Arabic Prose Poem: Poetic Theory and Practice (March 2021).
The 2020 Sargon Boulus Award — this year in its third edition — went yesterday to Egyptian poet Emad Abu Saleh.