Egyptian-American poet and writer Yahia Lababidi is in love with words.
That sounds like a trite thing to say – shouldn’t most poets be in love with words? – but in the case of his Balancing Acts: New and Selected Poems 1993-2015, one is struck by poem after poem of a love for language and for words. Whether he’s writing of the Arab Spring of 2012, a meditation on a mountain, about poet Sylvia Plath, or rejections, his poems exhibit a conscious sense of a love for words.
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