The Neverfield

Nathalie Handal

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"The Neverfield is a work which insists on itself. It is poetry of a shining quality from a poet whose voice is sure and unafraid." –Lucille Clifton

"The Neverfield poem is an epic journey, a passionate search for beauty and truth. If beauty is truth, and truth is beauty, the poems in this volume lead us once again to that realization. The Neverfield is an enchanting work, sharing with us a poet's true vision." –Rudolfo Anaya

"Nathalie Handal's poems in her collection The Neverfield Poem are wide as breath, lyrically linked as an elegantly stiched Palestinian bodice, and dreamily, deeply evocative as the stories that never leave us from the first time we hear them." –Naomi Shihab Nye

"Nathalie...does find her homeland and her self in the kingdom of the word, to which she longs and belongs." –World Literature

"The Neverfield Poem ...unfolds, revealing a landscape as complex and as singular as breath." –Aljadid

An emerging young talent in the field of poetry and culture, Nathalie Handal, a French-American poet of Palestinian descent, writes with great passion and eloquence on the subjects of displacement, diaspora, and the search for cross-cultural identity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 1999


  • poetry, Palestine, American poetry, diaspora, migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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