Advances in Embroidery by Ahmad Al-Ashqar
Poets & Traitors Press, 2017
From the publisher: Advances in Embroidery is Ahmad Al-Ashqar’s first book of poems and includes his translations from Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet. It is the first book in the Sandwich Series from Poets & Traitors Press, which publishes books of poetry and translations by a single author/translator. Led by its founding editor, Val Vinokur, Poets & Traitors emerged from the Poet/Translator Reading Series and from The New School’s Literary Translation Workshop, both of which draw on authors who travel between creative writing and translation–artists for whom one language is not enough and whose own utterance carries, shapes, and is shaped by that of another.