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The Light That Burns Us

Jazra Khaleed
World Poetry Books

The English debut of one of Greece’s most radical and original poetic voices.

“…an explosive cadence… Khaleed’s sentiment toward the would-be aesthetes seems clear: ‘Fuck off, flower poets.’”— David Wallace, The New Yorker

“[Jazra Khaleed] stands up to fascism by writing and performing Greek-language poetry that is unmatched in technical bravura, emotional depth, and political urgency. He performs his poetry at a lightning clip — so fast the Nazis can barely keep up, let alone talk back — a hip-hop emcee in a fever.” —Max Ritvo, LA Review of Books

“…agitated and delirious and necessary.” —Lotte L.S, Mute

Translated by Karen Van Dyck


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