Water & Salt (Paperback)
Along with her just-released chapbook, Arab in Newsland (Two Sylvias Press), this debut collection by local poet and translator Lena Khalaf Tuffaha brings the Palestinian (and Jordanian and Syrian) diasporas home to this part of the world. Vivid testimony to homelands riven by occupation and strife, and what home (and justice) here are in the reckoning of it all. Beauty in the every day, in small acts and rituals is also celebrated here.— From Rick
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's debut, Water & Salt, sings in the voices of people ravaged by cycles of war and news coverage. These poems alternately rage, laugh, celebrate and grieve, singing in the voices of people ravaged by cycles of war and news coverage and inviting the reader to see the human lives lived beyond the headlines.