as curfews broken / guerillas hidden / you join now those who won’t leave / the earth haunt my / sleep who watch my / back whenever i lay. I went to see Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) the other night. And I found myself turning to Suheir Hammad’s breaking poems the next. In her poetry collection breaking poems (), Palestinian American poet Suheir Hammad breaks new ground by introducing to poetry techniques associated.

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Get to Know Us. Arwa IbrahimMarch 29th She immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York, when she was just five years old. Mar 06, Angelus rated it did not like it.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Adding insult to injury, some of her stanzas contain lines in Arabic and some of which are not translated in the back part of her book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Aug 07, Rushay Booysen rated it really liked it.

Before going off on my review I’m going to loems this, this book is definitely not for people who aren’t entirely familiar with poems.

She uses a diasporic language, blending anglicized Palestinian Arabic with English. Americanarab womenArabicgazaMiddle EastPalestinepoetryviolence. Breaking Poems takes on the geographic lines that have bound women for ages and marked their bodies, their hamkad with the lines of unjust notions of property breakjng exploitation.


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I read it all over the span of just two days I rarely ever read poetry collections that quickly. Cypher Books December 1, Language: What wisdom, energy, joy and poignancy Hammad brings to the page-for all of hammad, and for teaching me a new speaking, I give her my thanks. Everything falls on the off beat, wa love, wa body, wa life, wa freedom.

Go buy this shit before it sells out. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Using “break” as a trigger for every poem, Hammad destructs, constructs, and reconstructs the English language for us to hear the sound of a breath, a woman’s body, a land, a culture, falling apart, broken, and put back jammad again.

Jan 03, Fatima E. She is a far better poet than the material in that book. Born Palestinian, Born Black: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

She engages the scene, but also hovers above it, challenging the contradictions of appearance and reality. Connect With Us At Goodreads. Want to Read saving…. I recommend it highly, for anyone that loves poetry, for anyone who thinks, for anyone who feels. Poems Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Breaking Poems is the most engaging poetry collection I have read in a long, long time. When one wants to be a good writer, you should be able to engage in a large, widespread audience.


I love Suheir Hammad’s spoken word pieces but had trouble with this until I got to a poem that I’d heard her perform on YouTube. Her words–at times almost unbearably heavy, intolerably familiar, unspeakably truthful–are glittering shards of a shattered world.

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Exploring the relationship between mind, body, and soul, she deftly portrays the out-of-body experience of living through war. Hero Sheero rated it it was amazing May 11, This is a poetry written for people who have endured the winds of hurricanes and invasions. Read more Read less.

She is among the greatest living poets. Seriously, this is not poetry for the weak. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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