Classical 91.5

Three Profiles of Death

Apr 2, 2019

Jawdat Fakhreddine
Credit Huda Fakhreddine

"Three Profiles of Death" from Lighthouse for the Drowning by Jawdat Fakhreddine, translated by Huda Fakhreddine and Jason Iwen
Read by Kyle Semmel

Jawdat Fakhreddine was born in 1953 in a small village in southern Lebanon. A professor of Arabic literature at the Lebanese University in Beirut, he is one of the major Lebanese names in Modern Arabic Poetry. He writes a weekly article in al-Khaleej newspaper, a widely distributed gulf daily newspaper. Lighthouse for the Drowning is his first US publication of a full-length collection of poetry. He lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

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