Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Charles Freeland Poetry
An Online Record of All Things Poetry
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Regional & Cultural   Middle Eastern

Hagar Poems


Mega Sale! Save 28% on the Hagar Poems by University of Arkansas Press at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. “Mohja Kahf ’s Hagar Poems is brilliantly original in its conception, thrillingly artful in its execution. Its range is immense, its spiritual


Product Description

“Mohja Kahf ’s Hagar Poems is brilliantly original in its conception, thrillingly artful in its execution. Its range is immense, its spiritual depth is profound, it negotiates its shifts between archaic and the contemporary with utmost skill. There’s lyricism, there’s satire, there’s comedy, there’s theology of a high order in this book.”

—Alicia Ostriker, author of For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book

“Hagar/ Hajar the immigrant/exile/outcast/refugee mother of a people is given multiple voices and significance in Mohja Kahf’s new book of dramatic monologues, which also reinvents Pharaoh’s daughter, Zuleika, Aïsha, and Mary in poems that are at once lively and learned, agnostic and devout. The sequence on an American mosque, and the poet’s ambivalent love for what it represents, is unique in American poetry.”

—Marilyn Hacker, author of A Stranger’s Mirror

“‘Where have all the goddesses gone,’ writes Mohja Kahf, ‘I tracked down Isis / incognito on Cyprus. /She told me Ishtar / lived under the radar / in southern Iraq. . . .’ In Hagar Poems, Mohja Kahf’s hallmark qualities—irreverence, imagination, wit, poignancy—are all exuberantly in evidence. A wonderful read.”

—Leila Ahmed, author of A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

“This brilliant collection captures all the ‘patient threading of relationship’ between Hagar and Sarah as between women, and then between women and men, between human and God. . . . At every turn of the page [Kahf] refuses complacency and circumstance but opts instead for exposing the tenuousness of threads that tie and bind and then come loose before our eyes.”

—From the foreword by Amina Wadud


The central matter of this daring new collection is the story of Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah—the ancestral feuding family of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

These poems delve into the Hajar story in Islam. They explore other figures from the Near Eastern heritage, such as Mary and Moses, and touch on figures from early Islam, such as Fatima and Aisha. Throughout, there is artful reconfiguring. Readers will find sequels and prequels to the traditional narratives, along with modernized figures claimed for contemporary conflicts.

Hagar Poems is a compelling shakeup of not only Hagar’s story but also of current roles of all kinds of women in all kinds of relationships.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:University of Arkansas Press
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press
Studio:University of Arkansas Press
EAN:9781682260005
Item Weight:0 pounds
Item Size:0.4 x 9 x 9 inches
Package Weight:0.44 pounds
Package Size:5.98 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches

Hagar Poems by University of Arkansas Press

Buy Now:
Hagar Poems

Brand: University of Arkansas Press
4.1 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$17.95
$13.06
You Save: 27%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Middle Eastern.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by University of Arkansas Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


By SUNY Press
ean: 9780791476864, isbn: 0791476863,
Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time....

By Brand: Interlink Pub Group
ean: 9781566561938, isbn: 1566561930,
A UNIQUE COLLECTION BY ONE OF THE ARAB WORLD'S MOST RENOWNED POETSIn a political age, in which the struggle against external and internal oppression has become central in Arabic poetry, Nizar Qabbani has succeeded in re-establishing the vitality and ...

By Jalal Al-Din Rumi/ Barks, Coleman (TRN)
mpn: 9780141002316, ean: 9780141002316, isbn: 014100231X,
In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeti...

By University of Chicago Press
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780226731629, isbn: 0226731626,
My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more.Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it.Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold.Like a fish it qu...

By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781548000714, isbn: 154800071X,
As the title of this book indicates, this is Nizar’s journey in life as a student, a son, a man, a lover, a revolutionary, a rebel, a diplomat, a patriot, an ambassador, a world traveler, a citizen of the world, a literary critic, a champion of wom...

By Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781888024364, isbn: 1888024364,
This 2009 (VII) special issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge entitled "'If I touch the depths of your heart': The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish," is a commemorative issue on the life and poe...

By Rumi
ean: 9780143121619, isbn: 0143121618,
The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most ...

By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781500423933, isbn: 1500423939,
LAYLA AND MAJNUN: NIZAMI Translation & Introduction by Paul Smith It is impossible to underestimate the effect of Nizami’s ‘Layla and Majnun’ on the world over the past 800 years. Many poets throughout this period have copied or been influenced...

By IBEX Publishers
ean: 9780936347509, isbn: 0936347503,
For a thousand years the classical Persian poetic tradition flourished, continuous and uninterrupted. It began in the great urban centers of Central Asia, Bukhara and Samarkand; and for centuries it dominated the high culture of Central Asia, Iran, A...

By Brand: Shambhala
ean: 9781570623462, isbn: 1570623465,
Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age of thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz—through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way ...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - charlesfreelandpoetry.net. All Rights Reserved.