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About the Author
Rachida Madani, a native of Morocco, has published several volumes of poetry in French, a language she taught for thirty years. A lifelong political militant, she expresses her resistance not by shouting slogans and waving banners. I fight with my words. She lives in Tangiers. Marilyn Hacker is a poet, translator, and critic. For her work she has received a National Book Award, a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and a PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, among other prizes. She lives in Paris.
"Hacker's translations of Madani's poems are fueled by her love of language; indeed, this is the work of a poet and translator who deeply believes in language as a means of transformation and imagination."--Warscapes --Warscapes
2013 Poetry in Translation Award Finalist, sponsored by the PEN American Center.-- (07/12/2013)