Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New Review: Gilgamesh’s Snake and Other Poems

The Bottle Imp, 16th June 2016

Ghareeb Iskander’s own transformation of the Gilgamesh epic into a modern poem draws the original’s grandeur down to the personal scale, without rendering it inward-looking. The narrator’s voice is that of the refugee or exile, the person who loves their homeland and culture but has to witness its collapse, and can depend only on their own resilience.

The full review is here.

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