Ghassan Zaqtan

Book Review: The Silence that Remains by Ghassan Zaqtan

The Silence that Remains by Ghassan Zaqtan (trans. Fady Joudah) Copper Canyon Press, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1556595141 Reviewed by J.G. McClure Ghassan Zaqtan’s volume of selected poems, The Silence That Remains, is aptly named. Throughout the collection (translated from the Arabic and with a foreword by Fady Joudah), we see a poet skilled in creating evocative, impressionistic …

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Interview with Fady Joudah

Joudah’s debut collection of poetry, The Earth in the Attic (2008), won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award. Joudah translated the final three collections of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s work in The Butterfly’s Burden (2006), which was a finalist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.