the magic my body becomes by Jess Rizkallah

the magic my body becomes

Winner, 2017 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize In the magic my body becomes, Jess Rizkallah seeks a vernacular for the inescapable middle ground of being Arab American—a space that she finds, at times, to be too Arab for America and too American for her Lebanese elders. The voice here freely asserts gender, sexuality, and religious beliefs, while at the same time it respects a generational divide: the younger’s privilege gained by the sacrifice of the ...

Details the magic my body becomes

Titlethe magic my body becomes
Release DateOct 1st, 2017
PublisherUniversity of Arkansas Press

Reviews the magic my body becomes

  • Sara Khayat
    As a fellow Lebanese American, I find this narrative to be essential.