Each time I begin to write about love the other woman reaches out and pushes my fingers from the keyboard the lonely woman who lost everything the wild woman who looks like me
"When my mother died in the mid-seventies, her only extant portrait took on a greater significance."
This year, at least three significant memoirs are forthcoming in translation, all of them intimately relevant to women's lives in 2018, from #metoo to intersectionalism and global solidarity to the fraught spaces between the performance and experience of motherhood.
If you're looking for it, there are a number of places to seek out excellent Arab American poets. They are celebrated individually (Khaled Mattawa just won a major poetry award) and as a group, as in the most recent Banipal (38).