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Alternative title: Bayt
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 94 5 December 2019 of Cordite est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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'In Arabic, ‘bayt’ means house and also a line of poetry. Welcome. I hope you enter and explore. The poems in this issue are universes, every one of them an ode of sorts: to food, to music, to home(s), to language(s), to (be)longing, to cars, to the body, to dogs, to neighbors, to family, to friends, to god, to cities, to the self, to grief, to love. There’s so much love in these poems; I felt held re-reading them this morning.' (Zeina Hashem Beck, Editorial)


  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    In Search of Living Rooms Filled With Laughter: On Belonging as a British-Lebanese in a Time of Revolution by Nasri Atallah

    The Arabic Poem that Jumped the Fence by Huda Fakhreddine
    Two Verandahs and a Lull in Gunfire by Sara Saab

    Or Did You Really Think It Was the Path of No Return? by Hedy Habra

    Big Song by Naomi Shihab Nye

    My Mother-in-Law Prays in the Next Room by Rewa Zeinati

    Ain Al Hasouda by Rasha Al Duwaisan

    Apologies to What I have Lost and Will Lose by Marlin M Jenkins

    From Istanbul by Nusaiba Imady

    :3 by Nathalie Handal

    pH by Farah Chamma

    Seismic Shifts by Elmaz Abinader

    Ticker by Fady Joudah

    All Summer, I Waited For Frank by Hazem Fahmy 

    salat the morning after a terrorist attack by Dujie Tahat

    love poem for the newly out by Zeyn Joukhadar

    To Grieve for All Your Other Selves by Lena Tuffaha

    Skyping My Mother by Philip Metres

    A Refugee Grows Old by Zeina Azzam

    Porch Haiku by Hayan Charara and Marwa Helal

    Substitute by Glenn Shaheen

    Like Smoke Does by Threa Almontaser

    Years we lived close to the bone by Ruth Awad

    Losing It by Jessica Abughattas

    antigone 4 by Fargo Tbakhi 

    Looking for Shade in Beirut by Ahmad Almallah

    Eminent Domain Tanka by Deema Shehabi

    A Palestinian Seeks Therapy by Lina AlSharif

    Dream Where I find My Roof by Diane DeCillis

    Fish in Bushwick by Kamelya Youssef

    luv poem 2 (while listening to lady lamb) by Jess Rizkallah 

    Ramadan, 1979 by Majda Gama

    Journey by Lisa Suhair Majaj

    Elegy on Plastic Kazoo by Peter Twal

    apology by George Abraham

    Understanding by Chad Abushanab

    Spring Fragment by Leila Chatti

    Being-Nothingness by Zaina Alsous

    How did the gods make skin waterproof, asks my lover by Hind Shoufani

    fairouz is searching for a pair of eyes by Zein Sa'dedin

    For the Bagged Body in Front of Koshary Ameen Restaurant by Nadra Mabrouk

    god moves at the speed of my name by Noor Ibn Najam

    Ode to My Husband, Who Brings The Music by Zeina Hashem Beck 


* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reel Bad Lebs, Michael Mohammed Ahmad , single work essay
'Up until I was nine years old, my favourite film was Blood Sport. Frank Dux, who was played by Van Damme in the prime of his career, competed against the world’s best fighters in the underground martial arts tournament called the Kumite. Early in the film, a brown-skinned man in a traditional Saudi headdress named Hossein tries to force the white female lead, Janice, upstairs to his hotel room for an ‘interview’. When she refuses, Hossein raises his open hand to slap her. Fortunately, Frank Dux intervenes, grabbing Hossein’s arm and winning a bet against him, which spares the blonde-haired damsel from imminent physical and sexual assault. As a result, Frank gets the girl the consensual way – they take a friendly walk, making fun of Hossein as they meander, they have a romantic dinner and then they head back to Frank’s hotel room for a wholesome night of procreation.' (Introduction)
Dear White, It’s OK to Be Whitei"Dear white, it’s ok,", Ghassan Hage , single work poetry
Dedicationi"She asks me why I don’t write in Arabic.", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
Little Cityi"little city, on your scorched days Rania and I pool our", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
Fairouz …i"The last one of us has left home…", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
Here, There : a Ghazali"The barista in Chippendale wants to know where you’re from, mispronouncing your", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
The Beautiful Terriblei"Glory be to the loss. What is there", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
Straw Widowi"We a land without a people. We skeletal", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
Love Under Capitalismi"The new joint around the corner keeps", Omar Sakr , single work poetry
Pascalle Burton Reviews Jackson’s A Coat of Ashes, Pascalle Burton , single work review
— Review of A Coat of Ashes 'Jackson' , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Jackson’s third book, A Coat of Ashes, published by Canberra’s Recent Work Press, is a contemplation about how the discourses of Daoism (or Taoism), physics and systems theory might be fused through the methodology of poetry. The collection springs from her acclaimed PhD project, which was awarded the Edith Cowan University Research Medal, the Arts and Humanities Research Medal, and the Magdalena Prize for Feminist Research. The accompanying prose component of her thesis offers a rich background of selected writers whose work is imbued by physics or Daoism, as well as her creative approaches to this book.' (Introduction)

Bil 3arabi : 6 Poems by Sara Saleh, Sara Saleh , selected work poetry

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