Published: 22 October 2015
Composed by the winner of the prestigious Griffin Prize for Poetry 2013, the poems in this collection revolve around the competing forces of life and death.
Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet, author of ten collections of poetry, and winner of the prestigious Griffin Prize for Poetry 2013. In recognition of his contribution to Arabic and Palestinian literature, Zaqtan was awarded the National Medal of Honor by the Palestinian president in June 2013. His name appeared in the fall 2013 among the speculation list for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Furthermore, he was listed as a finalist in the Neustadt Prize 2016. His work has been translated to English, French, Italian, Norwegian, German and other languages.
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