Louder Than Hearts

Poems

Zeina Hashem Beck

Winner of the sixth annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780872332348
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 8.5 X 6.5 inches
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Overview
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A contemporary woman makes complex negotiations with history and culture in a voice equally strong, discerning, God-soaked, and edgycreating music out of personal longing and cultural tragedy. Hashem Beck's poems offer a lens through which to see life in the Middle East. They are timeless explorations of love, loss, and the poet's attempt to understand her own experience in the context of world events and the spiritual realities that permeate them.

About The Author
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Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet with a BA and an MA in English Literature from the American University of Beirut. Her first collection, To Live in Autumn, won the 2014 Backwaters Prize. It was also runnner-up for the 2014 Julie Suk Award, category finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Awards, and has been included on Split This Rock’s list of recommended poetry books for 2014. Her chapbook, 3arabi Song, won the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize; it was selected from 1720 submissions. Another chapbook, There Was and How Much There Was, was a 2016 Laureate’s Choice, chosen by Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and published by smith | doorstop.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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A Note On Arabic Words And Transliteration
Broken Ghazal: Speak Arabic
1. Shafaq
I Dreamt We Threw Bread Crumbs
After The Explosions
Listen
You Fixed It
My Town
Ghazal: The Dead
Message From My Aunt On Her Son's Death Anniversary
Pizza With Lightbulb
zamto
Dismantling Grief
2. Ya'aburnee
Relentless
Thirty-Two And In A Different Country
Ya'aburnee
Tahtariq/Burning
And Still, The Sun
Terror/Mathematics
Inside Out
Ghazal: This Hijra
Ghazal: Back Home
Naming Things
3. Ahwak
Louder Than Hearts and Derbakkehs
The Woman In Our House
Wallada Bint Al-Mustakfi Speaks
Majnun
Ode To My Non-Arabic Lover
My Non-Arabic Lover And I Take The Train
Khandaq Mon Amour
4. Adhan
Maqam
Qudud Variations
This Country: Ghazal for Abdel Halim Hafez
Ghazal: Samira Tawfi Sings A Love Poem
Umm Kulthum Speaks
Messages in the Dark
Fi Yom Wi Leila
zarabi Song
Piano
Carioca
Body
Adhan
Notes
Acknowledgments

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