the magic my body becomes: Poems by by Jess Rizkallah

the magic my body becomes: Poems by

Winner, 2017 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize In the magic my body becomes, Jess Rizkallah seeks a vernacular for the inescapable middle ground of being Arab American—a space that she finds, at times, to be too Arab for America and too American for her Lebanese elders. The voice here freely asserts gender, sexuality, and religious beliefs, while at the same time it respects a gener...

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  • Sara Khayat
    As a fellow Lebanese American, I find this narrative to be essential....
  • Nour
    Absolutely striking....
  • Trey Willetto
    "why are you closing the curtain let them stare""we are all silent in the wrong places."Jess Rizkallah conducts her words and ideas through this collection in a vulnerable and profound way. She at once invites you to find yourself in her words while also being very specific that this is her story. S...

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