Fawzi Karim s poetry has been widely translated, among other languages into French, Swedish, Italian and English Carcanet published Plague Lands and Other Poems 2011 , which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation This new selection explores the experience of becoming at home in London, passing from a sense of exile to a sense of uneasy belonging In his introduction the poet touches on some of the most urgent themes of our time including exile and the possibilities of home Between the poet, a major literary presence in his language, and his translator, a poet of many talents and skills, a kind of dialogue exists The accommodations between two traditions formally uneasy in one another s company is compelling to read The poet s and the translator s contrasting memories meet and confer at the level of language and image. New Read Incomprehensible Lesson: in versions by Anthony Howell Author Fawzi Karim For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Fawzi Karim is a well known Iraqi poet, writer and painter Born in Baghdad in 1945, he was educated at Baghdad University before embarking on a career as a freelance writer He lived in Lebanon from 1969 1972 and has lived in London since 1978.The Ivory Tower, his column on poetry and European classical music has appeared in a number of influential Arabic newspapers and is respected for its emphasis on the transcendent value of art and culture He has publishedthan twenty three books of poetry, including a two volume Collected Poems 2000 , The Foundling Years 2003 , The Last Gypsies 2005 , Night of Abel Alaa 2008 , The Empty Quarter 2014 and What The poetry is, but a Slip of The Tongue 2016 He is also the author of sixteen books of prose, including The Emperor s Clothes On Poetry 2000 , Diary of The End of a Nightmare 2005 , Gods the Companion, on music 2009 , Pastures of Cactus, short stories 2015 The Music and Poetry 2014 , The Music and Painting 2014 and a novel Who is Afraid of The Copper City 2016 His poetry is translated to many languages, including French, Sweden, Italian and English Carcanet published his first selection The Plague Lands and Other poems 2011 , and the second selection Incomprehensible Lesson 2017.
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- Incomprehensible Lesson: in versions by Anthony Howell
- Fawzi Karim
- 02 August 2018 Fawzi Karim