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Dunya Mikhail

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20160708, 20151225

Poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, a Kresge Fellow and winner of the Arab American Book Award, reads poetry from her three books: The War Works HardDiary of a Wave Outside the Sea and The Iraqi Nights. She discusses the impact that war, censorship and living within the confines of a totalitarian state has had upon her poetry. Pushed out of Iraq, Mikhail also discusses the influence of historical Arabic writing on her work and some of the stylistic changes in her poetry since settling in Michigan, where she’s an Arabic Special Lecturer. Read more of this interview in New Letters magazine (Vol. 81, No. 3 and 4).

| Subject Matter: War, Censorship, Iraq, Arabic | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Kresge Fellowship, Arab American Book Award, United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing |

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