Author: Etel Adnan
Translator: Sarah Riggs
Publisher: Nightboat Books (2019)
Winner of the 2020 International Griffin Prize. An arresting new translation of poems, originally written in French, by one of our greatest philosopher poets. On October 27, 2003, Etel Adnan received a postcard from poet Khaled Najar, whom she had met in the late seventies. Originally in French, the poems it sparked collapse time, then expand it. War and love intertwine with coffee and bombs, memory and the present, evoking life in non-linear time. This translation by Sarah Riggs is the first in English.