The Baghdad Blues

The Baghdad Blues By Sinan Antoon, The Baghdad Blues Poetry THE BAGHDAD BLUES presents documentary filmmaker co creator of About Baghdad Sinan Antoon s first poems in English Antoon studied in Baghdad and moved to the States after the Gulf War Since th
  • Title: The Baghdad Blues
  • Author: Sinan Antoon
  • ISBN: 9780978600945
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Baghdad Blues By Sinan Antoon, Poetry THE BAGHDAD BLUES presents documentary filmmaker co creator of About Baghdad, Sinan Antoon s first poems in English Antoon studied in Baghdad and moved to the States after the Gulf War Since then, Sinan Antoon completed his dissertation at Harvard, has taught Arabic and literature at Dartmouth and NYU, and has a novella just published by City Lights Antoon s poePoetry THE BAGHDAD BLUES presents documentary filmmaker co creator of About Baghdad, Sinan Antoon s first poems in English Antoon studied in Baghdad and moved to the States after the Gulf War Since then, Sinan Antoon completed his dissertation at Harvard, has taught Arabic and literature at Dartmouth and NYU, and has a novella just published by City Lights Antoon s poems many of them published in Banipal London and Across Borders, as well as anthologized are not quite the thin trails they would appear to be Antoon s line, although lyrical, is packed with the absence and fury which ought to make us shake a fist at the skies If it were only the sky s fault.
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    About "Sinan Antoon"

    1. Sinan Antoon

      .The Baghdad Blues About Baghdad Pen Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist and translator His poems and essays in Arabic have appeared in as Safir, al Adab, al Akhbar, Majallat al Dirasat al Filastiniyya, Masharef and in English in The Nation, Middle East Report, Al Ahram Weekly, Banipal, Journal of Palestine Studies, The Massachusetts Review, World Literature Today, Ploughshares, Washington Square Journal, and the New York Times.He has published two collections of poetry Mawshur Muballal bil Hurub Cairo, 2003 and Laylun Wahidun fi Kull al Mudun One Night in All Cities Beirut Baghdad Dar al Jamal, 2010 His novels include I jaam 2003 , which has been translated into English as I jaam An Iraqi Rhapsody City Lights, 2006 as well as Norwegian, German, Portuguese, and Italian, Wahdaha Shajarat al Rumman The Pomegranate Alone Beirut al Mu assassa al Arabiyya, 2010 , forthcoming from Yale University Press in Spring 2013 as The Corpse Washer, and Ya Maryam Beirut Dar al Jamal, 2012 His translation of Mahmoud Darwish s last prose book In the Presence of Absence, was published by Archipelago Books in 2011 and won the 2012 National Translation Award given by the American LIterary Translators Association ALTA His co translation with Peter Money of a selection of Saadi Youssef s late poetry was published by Graywolf in November 2012.Sinan is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Arab Studies Journal He is an associate professor at the Gallatin School, New York University and co founder and co editor of the cultural page of Jadaliyya.

    937 thoughts on “The Baghdad Blues”

    1. I am currently reading The Baghdad Blues as part of pile of books on war I am doing this as part of a manuscript of poetry and analysis of the Iraq war and occupation War is a continuation of neoliberalism by other means, private and publicly privately funded wars and policies.


    2. This is a powerful book of poetry by an Iraqi poet expressing his revulsion at war, as well as loss of a loved one It contains both anti war and love poems Unfortunately, the seemingly unending war was only one year in when this book was published He wrote of the present era as being 2 1 2 wars in Iran Iraq war, Gulf War, 2003 Invasion of Iraq I was very impressed by the poet s taut, powerful poems and shall look for books of poetry by Professor Antoon Here are some I especially liked sleepless [...]


    3. Published in 2007 by small press Harbor Mountain Press, The Baghdad Blues by Sinan Antoon is a collection of poems that straddles the line between war and peace with war The narrator uncovers the emptiness of loss beneath the hard exterior of those consumed by the act of war, while at the same time drawing line in the sand to call out the enemy Each line is carefully selected for its subtle power, which can only be unleashed by an unexpected turn in the poem or in a stanza.From Wrinkles on the w [...]


    4. Both books I ve read by Antoon the other was his novel, I jaam seem to have lost something in translation Since there is no translation credit on this volume, I assume that these poems were either written in English or translated from Arabic by the author The language often has the ring of a too literal translation, which sometimes leads to cliched imagery and lifeless metaphors That said, there are important moments of insight, and these poems certainly capture a point of view not often represe [...]


    5. These short desolate poems of war and devastation, often seen through children s eyes when will I grow up and be like my fatherad are lightened occasionally by little appreciative meditation on breasts, love and wind.


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