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New Book of Yemeni American Poems

This is a new anthology of poems in English by a Yemeni American, Threa Almontaser. Check out the review on Qantara. Details on the book are here, including an excerpt:

One day, nameless limbs, small square

of sidewalk, like a fig fallen too soon.

The next, a gang member’s mascot, beast

born from an Arab’s love, coked-up rats.

A woman in tragedy will also grow that fast,

turn from whimpers to wind in seconds

with the right kind of violence, and after,

make herself a home for the lost

who look for it.

—from “Ode to Bodega Cats”

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