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Title Al-Mutanabbi Street starts here / edited by Beau Beausoleil & Deema K. Shahabi.
Imprint Oakland : PM Press, 2012.

Subject Bombings -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Poetry.
English literature -- 21st century.
Alt Name Beausoleil, Beau, 1941-
Shehabi, Deema K.
Add Title Subtitle from p. [1] of cover: Poets and writers respond to the March 5th 2007 bombing of Baghdad's Street of the Booksellers
Subject Bombings -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Poetry.
English literature -- 21st century.
Alt Name Beausoleil, Beau, 1941-
Shehabi, Deema K.
Add Title Subtitle from p. [1] of cover: Poets and writers respond to the March 5th 2007 bombing of Baghdad's Street of the Booksellers
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary On March 5th, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad-the historic center of Baghdad bookselling-wounding more than 100 people and killing more than 30. This anthology begins with a historical introduction to al-Mutanabbi Street and includes the writing of Iraqis as well as a wide swath of international poets and writers who were outraged by this attack. Exploring the question Where does al-Mutanabbi Street start?, the book looks at both communities and nations, seeking to show the commonality between a small street in Baghdad and other individual cultural centers.
Contents I. THE RIVER TURNED BLACK WITH INK. The Bookseller's Story, Ending Much Too Soon / Anthony Shadid -- A Man in Love with Knowledge / Mousa al-Naseri -- For al-Mutanabbi Street / Naomi Shihab Nye -- The Last Word / Deena Metzger -- The Grief of Birds / Sam Hamod -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Lutfiya al-Dulaimi -- Occident to Orient / Zaid Shlah -- Ways to Count the Dead / Persis M. Karim -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Ayub Nuri -- Qasida, My Father Spoke at Funerals, Ways to Raise the Dead / Marian Haddad -- Girls in Red on Page One / Sarah Browning -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Eileen Grace O'Malley Callahan -- Abridged Qasida for al-Mutanabbi Street / Roger Sedarat -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Elline Lipkin -- Fragment, in Praise of the Book / Meena Alexander -- An Ordinary Bookseller / Esther Kamkar -- What Prayer / Robert Perry -- Marianne Moore in Baghdad / Gloria Collins -- The al-Mutanabbi Street Bombing / Brian Turner -- In Perpetuity / Gloria Frym -- Against the Weather (for al-Mutanabbi Street) / Owen Hill -- Dead Trees / Yassin "The Narcicyst" Alsalman -- Elegy for al-Mutanabbi Street / José Luis Gutiérrez -- The Letter Has Arrived / Sargon Boulus -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Peter Money -- Voices Surround & Fade: The Hooded One / Peter Money -- A Letter to al-Mutanabbi / Sinan Antoon -- Escape from al-Mutanabbi Street / Muhammad al-Hamrani -- into the lizard's eyes / Lilvia Soto -- After Rumi / Janet Sternburg -- To Salah al-Hamdani, November, 2008 / Sam Hamill -- Thirty Days after Thirty Years / Salah al-Hamdani -- Excerpt from Blue / Gail Sher -- A half-burned page on al-Mutanabbi Street / Dunya Mikhail -- My Days Lack Happiness and I Want You / Irada al-Jabbouri -- Remnants / Dilara Cirit -- Ashes / Niamh macFhionnlaoich -- The Color She Wears / Erica Goss -- No Man's Land / Daisy Zamora -- On al-Mutanabbi Street / George Evans -- The Friend / Steve Dickison -- The River Turned Black with Ink / Maysoon Pachachi.
II. KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT. Matter and Spirit on al-Mutanabbi Street / Summer Brenner -- Untitled / Jen Hofer -- Untitled / Rijin Sahakian -- Rain Song / Badr Shakir al-Sayyab -- The Poet / Jane Hirshfield -- "Close to God" / Jack Marshall -- A Book in the Hand / Susan Moon -- Revolutionary Letter #77 Awkward Song on the Eve of War / Diane di Prima -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Evelyn So -- Ethics of Care: The Retreat of al-Mutanabbi / Nahrain al-Mousawi -- A Secret Question / Ko Un -- The Road to al-Mutanabbi Street / Joe Lamb -- Untitled / Katrina Rodabaugh -- For I Am a Stranger / Badr Shakir al-Sayyab -- Untitled / Mohammed Hayawi -- Excerpt from Five Hymns to Pain / Nazik al-Malaika -- Al-Mutanabbi Street / Raya Asee -- Attention / Saadi Youssef -- Destinies / Gazar Hantoosh -- A Book of Remedies / Mark Abley -- On the Booksellers' Street of Baghdad / Majid Naficy -- Crossroads / Lewis Buzbee -- Untitled / Ibn al-Utri -- Remembering al-Mutanabbi / Thomas Christensen -- On Ashurbanipal's Library / Amy Gerstler.
III. GATHERING THE SILENCES. In the Valley of Love / Genny Lim -- Night in Hamdan / Saadi Youssef -- Burning / Judith Lyn Sutton -- Luis and Celso on al-Mutanabbi Street / Josh Kun -- Lullaby / Dana Teen Lomax -- I Recall al-Sayyab / Mahmoud Darwish -- Country of Large Rivers / Etel Adnan -- The Murderer / Bushra al-Bustani -- GHAZAL: Dar al-Harb / Marilyn Hacker -- A Home of an al-Mutanabbi Street / Richard Harrison -- Proof of Kindness / Fady Joudah -- Hearing of Alia Muhammed Baker's Stroke / Philip Metres -- Prayer for the Living / Hayan Charara -- Interpenetrate / Annie Finch -- The Contract / Kazim Ali -- Curves in the Dark / Deema K. Shehabi -- The Booksellers of Pansodan / Kenneth Wong -- The Proper Purgation / Elmaz Abinader -- In the Country of the Dead / Habib Tengour -- Adolescence of Burnt Hands / Khaled Mattawa -- From Tales of a Severed Head / Rachida Madani -- Untitled / Amina Said -- What Every Driver Must Know / Alise Alousi -- Explosion / Sita Carboni -- Letter to My Childhood Friend, the Baghdad Car Bomber / Fran Bourassa -- Chrysalis / Jabez W. Churchhill -- Al-Mutanabbi Street: Foot Notes after the Fire / Daniela Bouneva Elza -- Psalms and Ashes / Linda Norton -- Black and Red / Fred Norman -- Nazik al-Malaika / Fred Norman -- Al-Mutanabbi / Bonnie Nish -- random / Bonnie Nish -- The Twisted / Janet Rodney -- Tonight No Poetry Will Serve / Adrienne Rich -- The Blues Sat Down on al-Mutanabbi Street / Cornelius Eady -- March 9, 2007 Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad / Julie Bruck -- The Secret Carpentry / Kwame Dawes -- Blackouts / Raplph Angel -- Moth / B.H. Fairchild -- Baghdad Callsby / Terese Svoboda -- They Didn't Ask: What's After Death / Mahmoud Darwish -- The Airport of Language / Amir el-Chidiac -- Rocks / Aram Saroyan -- April Stork / Saadi Youssef -- Solos on the Ouds / Saada Youssef -- See Them Coming / Sholeh Wolpé -- Love Song / Sholeh Wolpé -- Until the Glaciers Melt / Sholeh Wolpé -- Tonight / Nathalie Handal -- One (for al-Mutanabbi Street) / Beau Beausoleil -- The Timeless Legacy of al-Mutanabbi Street / Azar Nafisi -- The Sudden Cessation of Electricity / Dima Hilal -- Market Forces Runon / Tony Kranz -- Freedom to Walk / Jordan Elgrably -- Untitled / devorah major -- Words / Suzy Malcolm -- The Last Supper / Ibrahim Nasrallah -- The Celebration / Ibrahim Nasrallah -- A Special Invitation / Ibrahim Nasrallah -- Circle of Prey / Rick London -- Its First Smell / Sarah Menefee -- Automatize / Roberto Harrison -- Verses for Everyday Use / Fadhil al-Azzawi -- Paper Elegy / Amaranth Borsuk -- 311 and Counting / Lamees al-Ethari -- A Very Short Letter / Shaymaʹ al-Saqr -- The Street of the Poet / Jim Natal.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed August 27, 2012).
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OCLC # 806206073
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