Something Sinister by Hayan ChararaSomething Sinister by Hayan Charara

Something Sinister

byHayan Charara

Paperback | February 3, 2016

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HAYAN CHARARA was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Arab immigrants. He has two previous poetry collections, The Alchemist’s Diary and The Sadness of Others. He edited Inclined to Speak, an anthology of contemporary Arab American poetry, and his children’s book, The Three Lucys, won the New Voices Award Honor. He lives in Texas.
Title:Something SinisterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486053

ISBN - 13:9780887486050

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Table of Contents

Being Muslim
What Is Mine
Why the Weather Matters
Starved Dogs Eating Snow
23,627 Miles
The Trees
Prayer for the Living
The Weather
The Other Side
In a Perfect World
Mother and Daughter
The God Experience
Man Sleeping in the Interstate
The Rules
A Story
In Memoriam
Family Portrait
O Mother, O Father
Something Sinister Going On

Editorial Reviews

“It is unusual that the deeply private in American poetry connects to the immensely public at the world stage. It is even a rarer event when this is accomplished with such clarity and disarming language. American poetry needs to pay attention to this book and celebrate the expansive tender vision of Hayan Charara. His poems feed us what we want, and what we think we want, because the poems have made a pact with us: that they will also offer us what we fear. And we accept it all because ultimately this is a book of fearless love.”—Fady Joudah