Tuesday, April 9, 2013

abu ghraib arias is available!

Philip Metres's abu ghraib arias is available. 

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.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Brennan said...

Hi. On May 5th I ordered a copy of Penumbra and paid for it with Paypal. I still have not received my copy. Has it been mailed out yet?

please email me at lizbrennan@yahoo.com

Thank you!