The second edition of Philip Metres' abu ghraib arias is now available!
(If you pre-ordered, your book is being shipped today!)
Winner of the 2012 Arab American Book Award for Poetry, abu ghraib arias is a poetic meditation on why torture happens and what torture does, both to its perpetrators and its victims. The poem draws upon a number of sources: a Standard Operating Procedure manual for Camp Echo at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, the testimony of Abu Ghraib torture victims, the words of U.S. soldiers, the Bible, the Code of Hammurabi, and various other texts.
Philip Metres has written a number of books including To See the Earth, Come Together: Imagine Peace, Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941, Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein, A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky, and three other chapbooks. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The second edition is sold out. We are reprinting more copies. Stay tuned.