On May 27, Kareem joined poet and novelist Sinan Antoon -- who has called Abdulqadir "a poet's poet" -- to discuss Except for This Unseen Thread.
Poet and translator Mona Kareem has won a $12,500 NEA award to support her translation of poetry by Iraqi poet Ra'ad Abdulqadir.
"The Chaldean translator turns to the truck driver:" / "Le traducteur chaldéen regarde le chauffeur de la fourgonnette"
Sleep quiet and safe
seven rose bushes will guard your sleep
and a bird whistling a heavenly tune