Book Discussion | breaking poems by Suheir Hammad


Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, Octagon Room, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

Professors Rula Jurdi-Abisaab and Michelle Hartman from the Institute of Islamic Studies will lead a discussion on breaking poems by Suheir Hammad.

“In breaking poems Suheir Hammad departs from her previous poetry books with a bold and explosive style to do what the best poets have always done: create a new language. 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 together again.” breaking poems was the recipient of the 2009 Arab American Book Award in Poetry, and of the 2009 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

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