Your Blue and the Quiet Lament: Poems (Hardcover)

Your Blue and the Quiet Lament: Poems By Lubna Safi, Rachel Mennies (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lubna Safi, Rachel Mennies (Foreword by)
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Your Blue and the Quiet Lament records the textures of grief after a cousin's murder at the hands of the Syrian state reaches the poet through a long-distance phone call. The poems trace a narrative of arrest, imprisonment, and torture in Syria and interweave the difficulties a family experiences in the diaspora.

Shifting between the death of poet Federico Garc a Lorca and that of her cousin, Lubna's poetry contends with personal loss by distancing the meaning of one death through the intermediary of another. Yet the distortion of distance is already there--in the language, in the geographic space, in time, in the grief itself--tinged with blue.

As she recalls childhood memories and imagines conversations with her dead cousin, Lubna's poetry whispers, calls out, sings, laments, pens letters, photographs, sketches, paints, and prays in an attempt to exhaust grief.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682831397
ISBN-10: 1682831396
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English