“In its direct, stripped-back lines, the collection demonstrates both the limits and the necessity of language, inviting us to ask, together, how we can move through and beyond suffering.”Continue Reading

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced yesterday that Najwan Darwish and Kareem James Abu-Zeid’s Exhausted on the Cross was one of the four-book shortlist for their poetry prize, alongside works by Mandelstam (tr. Peter France), Dante (tr. D. M. Black), and atalka Bilotserkivets (tr. Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky).Continue Reading

Join this interview with translator Kareem James Abu-Zeid about his translations of Rabee Jaber’s novel Confessions and poet Najwan Darwish’s collection Exhausted on the Cross as part of the afikra Book Club series.Continue Reading