Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah has published five collections of poems: The Earth in the Attic; Alight; Textu; Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance; and, most recently, Tethered to Stars. He has translated several collections of poetry from the Arabic and is the co-editor and co-founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston with his wife and children, where he practices internal medicine.

3 Maya Abu Al-Hayyat Translations

Penniless Penniless I live at a checkpoint, trifles make me happy, like when a whole day passes without me seeing a single soldier, his bored yawning. There I write my new novel about the butcher who wanted to be a …

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I love my car. Old shoes aren’t good for my knees and hips. Two things in life on which one shouldn’t skimp: vehicles for feet and vessels of spine— he who sleeps well walks well, but my old car hurts …

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