Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I received this new book in the mail yesterday and read it through over dinner and before bed. Poems by a Palestinian-American physician, winner of the recent Yale Series of Younger Poets. It's a lovely collection. The poems remind me a bit of Li-Young Lee. The intro by Gluck is a bit long-winded and incomprehensible. Just go straight to the poems. And have a cup of tea at your side (you'll see what I mean).

5 comments:

Collin said...

Beautiful cover. I do want to read this.

C. Dale said...

I have heard several good things about this poet. Jesus! Another poet-physician! I feel like an army of us is being raised...

C. Dale said...

Are you back to regular posting now?

Peter said...

C Dale: Yes an army of us! (but I believe Fady is straight).

Yes, back to posting a bit more regularly. It's just too fun!

C. Dale said...

Oh, I meant doctor-poets in general, straight or gay. There is a radiologist-poet named Amit Majmudar who is pretty good.

I am adding you back to my blogroll now that you are back to more regular posting.