Online, Free: 5 by Ghassan Zaqtan, Including Novella ‘Describing the Past’

"To write a memory I gathered a memory / and to green the marshes I sprinkled friends/ over the salt marshes, and was at a loss/ with myself"

Fady Joudah Wins 2010 PEN USA Literary Award

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah (who I thought should've made the Beirut39, but never mind) has won this year's 2010 PEN USA Literary Award for translation for his rendition of Mahmoud Darwish's If I Were Another. مبروك, ya Fady! Joudah was also a finalist for the 2008 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for his translation … Continue reading Fady Joudah Wins 2010 PEN USA Literary Award