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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (2002) [Collection]
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"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.

Maybe they have something to tell us.

Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Section One
    • Different Ways to Pray
    • My Father and the Figtree
    • What Kind of Fool Am I?
    • Going to the Spring
    • Biography of an Armenian Schoolgirl
    • The Words Under the Words
    • Spark
    • The Man Who Makes Brooms
    • The Garden of Abu Mahmoud
    • Her Way
    • The Clean Rinse
    • For Mohammed on the Mountain
    • Passing the Refugee Camp
    • Lunch in Nablus City Park
    • Arabic Coffee
    • Red Brocade
    • Steps
    • Prayer in My Boot
    • Things Don't Stop
    • Even At War
    • The Grieving Ring
    • For the 500th Dead Palestinian, Ibtisam Bozieh
    • Those Whom We Do Not Know
    • Visit
    • The Palestinians Have Given Up Parties
    • The Small Vases from Hebron
    • Darling
    • Fundamentalism
    • My Grandmother in the Stars
    • Rock
    • Praying for Wind
    • Olive Jar
    • They Dropped It
  • Section Two
    • 19 Varieties of Gazelle
    • Arabic
    • Jerusalem
    • Holy Land
    • Half-and-Half
    • Stain
    • My Uncle's Favorite Coffee Shop
    • A Definite Shore
    • Two Countries
    • The Tray
    • The Many Hats of William Yale
    • What News Are You Listening To?
    • Staying Close
    • Ducks
    • The Address Book of a Lonely Man
    • Footfall
    • Trenches and Moats and Mounds of Dirt
    • What He Said to His Enemies
    • Peace
    • How Long Peace Takes
    • A Single Slice Reveals Them
    • Stone House
    • Jerusalem Headlines 2000
    • Mr. Dajani, Calling from Jericho
    • All Things Not Considered
    • Blood
  • Postscript

Original title: 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Original languages: English

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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (2002)
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Language: English

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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (April 16, 2003)

Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 0060097663
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.5 x 0.7 in
Pages: 160

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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (April 16, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 0060097655
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.5 x 0.7 in
Pages: 160

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