By Rebecca Layton
Arab-American and Muslim Writers discusses the authors from this wealthy history that experience made lasting contributions to the yankee literary panorama. Authors comparable to Claire Messud, Mohja Kahf, Samuel Hazo, Malcolm X, Amiri Baraka, and Kahlil Gibran are one of the profiled during this new providing, which additionally covers the now-canonical works often assigned in school rooms at the present time.
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It’s not a question of intelligence. Horses, like poetry, are not intelligent—just perfect in a way that baffles conquest, drama, polo, plow, and shoe. ” Horses are so perfectly made that they will die even from a single fracture: 46 Arab-american and muslim writers So poem-perfect that a single fracture means a long, slow dying in the hills or, if man’s around, the merciful aim an inch below the ear. In this collection, Hazo makes a case for the existence of poetry as the form and expression—the song of the horse, as it were—that is most suited to bring us in touch with our humanity.
A. D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Hazo is the author of 30 books of poetry and has published in many literary magazines and anthologies. He was a commentator and narrator on National Public Radio, KDKA, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hazo has received nine honorary degrees. He was appointed the first state poet for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Governor Robert Casey in 1993 and held this position until 2003. About this position, Hazo stated, “My view of the role of a state poet is that he or she should strive to make poetry an expected and readily accepted part of public discourse.
Anyone who has ever heard me on radio or television programs knows that my technique is non-stop, until what I want to get said is said. ” He also tried to anticipate what their counterarguments would be and come up with every possible answer to them. ” Break from the Nation of Islam As Malcolm X grew increasingly visible to those outside the Nation, the seeds of dissent and envy were sown and a rift formed between him and Elijah Muhammad. According to the autobiography, there were a series of events that caused their eventual falling out.
Arab-American and Muslim Writers (Multicultural Voices) by Rebecca Layton