By Megan N. Liberty
DEC 20-JAN 21 | Art Books
The white lined drawings glow against the full-bleed black pages, encased in a black hardcover with embroidered white lines that are physically raised off the surface. These cityscapes, celestial scenes, and cartographic paragraph drawings conjure a vision of a different world, reconsidering the form of a sentence.
by Ra’ad Abdulqadir, translated from the Arabic by Mona Kareem
DEC 20-JAN 21 | Poetry
Ra’ad Abdulqadir (1953–2003) is a pioneer of the Iraqi prose poem, the author of five poetry collections, and a lifelong editor of Aqlam, Iraq’s leading literary magazine. Though a lifetime literary editor at the Ministry of Culture, Ra’ad’s last two manuscripts, Falcon with Sun Overhead and The Age of Entertainment, were blocked from being published in Iraq until after his death.