Wednesday, October 26, 2005

somewhere between mexico and a river called home

Where Arab-American Meets Tex-Mex is review of Marian Haddad's recent book of prose poetry, "Somewhere Between Mexico and a River Called Home". Haddad is a Syrian-American woman who grew up in the Southwest and so her work is influenced by accents of Mexican culture along with her Arab-American roots. After finding out a little more about her, she seemed less Grenada-esque than I thought at first (the "Mexican" aspect does not seem much deeper than accent and scenery. She's from a Christian background, not Muslim). But that doesn't make her a bad writer.
a profile and interview with Marian Haddad
one of her poems (which later inspired a visual work)
two more poems
her Pecan Grove Press page

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