The Lives of Rain

Nathalie Handal

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SHORT LISTED FOR THE AGNES LYNCH STARRETT POETRY PRIZE/THE PITT POETRY SERIES “In The Lives of Rain, Nathalie Handal has brought forth a work of radical displacement and uncertainty, moving continent to continent, giving voice to Palestinians of the diaspora in the utterance of one fiercely awake and compassionate, who, against warfare, occupation and brutality offers her native language, olives, wind, a herd of sheep or a burning mountain, radio music, a butterfly’s gaze… Handal is a poet of deftly considered paradoxes and reversals, sensory evocations and mysteries left beautifully unresolved. Hers is a language seared by history and marked by the impress of extremity; so it is suffused with a rare species of wisdom.” –From the Foreword by Carolyn Forché
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationMassachusetts
PublisherInterlink Books
ISBN (Print)978-1566566025
StatePublished - 2005


  • poetry, creative writing, Palestine, migrations, diaspora, American Poetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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