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A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor
Maram Al-Massri (translated by Khaled Mattawa)
Poetry. Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa. Syrian poet Maram al-Assri writes of love and the place of women in the modern age with striking candor and intensity. "I am this mix between the submissive and rebellious woman," she writes, "my freedom is so difficult and so desired." Her poems invoke a world where women are trapped and men flow freely, of the intoxicating power of seduction and the intensity of lust, of the security of relationships and muffled explosions of emotion. Al-Massri herself straddles racial, religious, and cultural worlds. Born in Latakia, Syria, she moved to Paris in 1984 and has since refused to return: "I divorced from my past, my religion, my land, and even from my language." Despite being fluent in French and English, she writes in Arabic, following traditional forms. A RED CHERRY ON A WHITE-TILED FLOOR is al-Massri's first book published in the United States, and appears as a bilingual Arabic-English edition.
All recent publications by Khaled Mattawa
All publications by Khaled Mattawa
Books of Poetry:
Tocqueville (New Issues), 2010;
Amorisco (Ausable Press), 2008;
Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press) 2003;
Ismailia Eclipse (The Sheep Meadow Press) 1995.
Poetry Books of Translation from Arabic:
Selected Poems, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said), (Yale University Press), 2010.
Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser (Banipal Books, U.K.) 2009);
These Are Not Oranges, My Love: Selected Poems of Iman Mersal (The Sheep Meadow Press), 2008;
Invitation to A Secret Feast: Selected Poems of Joumana Haddad (Tupelo Press), 2008;
A Red Cherry on A White-Tile Floor, poems by Maram Al-Massri (Copper Canyon) 2007;
Miracle Maker, Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi (BOA Editions) 2004;
Without An Alphabet, Without A Face: Selected Poems of Saadi Youssef (Graywolf Press), 2002;
In Every Well A Joseph Is Weeping, Poems of Fadhil al-Azzawi (Quarterly Review of Books), 1997;
Questions and Their Retinue: Selected Poems of Hatif Janabi (University of Arkansas Press), 1996.
Anthologies of Arab American Literature:
Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Arab American Fiction (University of Arkansas Press), 2004, second edition 2009;
Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing (Syracuse University Press), 1999.