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Loss Sings : The Cahier Series 32, Paperback / softback Book

Loss Sings : The Cahier Series 32 Paperback / softback


The seventh-century poet Tumadir, also known as al-Khansa'--a sobriquet that means "the Snub-nosed Gazelle doe"--survived both her brothers.

Her poetic output consists of dirges for those dead brothers.

In Loss Sings, James Montgomery translates a number of these dirges from the Arabic and weaves a cahier around them.

Bringing this little-known ancient Arabic poet to contemporary readers for the first time, Montogomery intersperses personal and poignant observations throughout the collection as he explores related elements of death and loss.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sylph Editions
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781909631274