19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

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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 bo 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 omething 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 tenth time.
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Published March 15th 2005 by Greenwillow Books (first published January 1st 1994
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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
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160

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" We need poetry for nourishment and for noticing, for the way language and imagery reach comfortably into experience, holding and connecting it more successfully than any news channel we could name. " ( xvi) 19 Varieties of Gazella is a nove of poetry written about the middle east: the struggles, the ood, the philosophie, but mostly the people.

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I was thinking today before winding up 19 Varieties of Gazelle that these poems by Naomi Shihab Nye rather reminds me of Mahmoud Darwish 's poetry.

Naomi Shihab Nye evokes home, family, orchards, ancient stones, grandmas, uncles, parent, embroidery, loss, the land, war, occupation, Palestine.

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It 's unbelievable how mere words can unlock memories, inspire the senses, and make another world come so alive.

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Poetry slows us down, cherishes small details.

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The writer, Naomi Shihab Nye does a marvelous job describing the emotions, situations and customs.

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