In Her Feminine Sign follows on the heels of Dunya Mikhail's devastating account of Daesh kidnappings and killings of Yazidi women in Iraq, The Beekeeper. It is the first book she has written in both Arabic and English, a process she talks about in her preface, saying "The poet is at home in both texts, yet she remains a stranger." With a subtle simplicity and disquieting...
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In Her Feminine Sign Reviews
The blurb and the author’s note didn’t pull me in, but I received this as part of a monthly poetry book club (Rumpus) and waited to finish it as part of #TheSealeyChallenge. The poetry in this collection is breath-taking. The poems are timely. I can’t wait to use some in my classroom.