For National Poetry Day: 10 from New or Forthcoming Collections

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

Rasha Omran: ‘Now Death For Me Is No Longer Abstract’

"The concept of exile, I think, is usually accompanied by a feeling of alienation. I don’t feel alienated in Egypt. I don’t feel that I am a stranger. But had I been in my country in this age, would I have written about my loneliness? I am not sure. I tend to think no. So, perhaps this collection can be included in the poetry of exile."