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  • ISBN: 9781644450505
  • ISBN: 164445050X
  • Physical Description: 101 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2021]

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By turns aggressively reckless and fiercely protective, always guided by faith and ancestry, Threa Almontaser's incendiary debut asks how mistranslation can be a form of self-knowledge and survival. A love letter to the country and people of Yemen, a portrait of young Muslim womanhood in New York after 9/11, and an extraordinarily composed examination of what it means to carry in the body the echoes of what came before, Almontaser's polyvocal collection sneaks artifacts to and from worlds, repurposing language and adapting to the space between cultures. Half-crunk and hungry, speakers move with the force of what cannot be contained by the limits of the American imagination, and instead invest in troublemaking and trickery, navigate imperial violence across multiple accents and anthems, and apply gang signs in henna, utilizing any means necessary to form a semblance of home. In doing so,The Wild Fox of Yemen fearlessly rides the tension between carnality and tenderness in the unruly human spirit.
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Threa Almontaser is a Yemeni American author from New York City. Her work can be found in the Adroit Journal, Passages North, Diode Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, wildness, and elsewhere. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Subject: Arabic poetry > Yemen (Republic) > 21st century.
New York (N.Y.) > Poetry.
Genre: Poetry.

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