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
- Publication Date: 14/12/2018
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781909631274