15 August 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides

A selection of broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection. This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.

"Trying to Flee" printed by Yvonne Tsang. Text by Saadi Yousef, translation by Khaled Mattawa.

"Attention" printed by Susan Vilmain. Text by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa.

"Smolder, Decay, Renew" printed by Tom Virgin. Text by al-Mutanabbi.

"Strings" printed by Kathleen Walkup. Text by Sinan Antoon.

"The Poet" printed by Gary Young. Text by Jane Hirshfield.

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