Fugitive Atlas: Poems
Khaled Mattawa (Author)
Khaled Mattawa's poetry contains "the complexity of a transnational identity" (MacArthur Fellowship citation)Fugitive Atlas is a sweeping, impassioned account of refugee crises, military occupations, and ecological degradation, an acute and probing journey through a world in upheaval. Khaled Mattawa's chorus of speakers finds moments of profound solace in searching for those lost--in elegy and prayer--even when the power of poetry and faith seems incapable of providing salvation. With extraordinary formal virtuosity and global scope, these poems turn not to lament for those regions charted as theaters of exploitation and environmental malpractice but to a poignant amplification of the lives, dreams, and families that exist within them. In this exquisite collection, Mattawa asks how we are expected to endure our times, how we inherit the journeys of our ancestors, and how we let loose those we love into an unpredictable world.
October 20, 2020
6.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Khaled Mattawa is the author of five collections of poetry. A MacArthur Fellow, he teaches at the University of Michigan.