In Her Feminine Sign by Dunya Mikhail

In Her Feminine Sign

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 humor reminiscent of Wislawa Szymborska and an unadorned lyricism wholly he...

Details In Her Feminine Sign

TitleIn Her Feminine Sign
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherNew Directions

Reviews In Her Feminine Sign

  • Kristin Runyon
    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.