Available November 2014
Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, and currently lives in Seattle. He is the author of If Reality Doesn't Work Out (SplitLevel Text Press, 2014), Thank You for the Window Office(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012) The Revolution Happened and You Didn't Call Me (Tinfish Press, 2012), and Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer (Pressed Wafer, 2009). His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, farout_library_software, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket Magazine, Banipal, and Denver Quarterly, and forthcoming as a book: The Tahrir of Poems, from Alice Blue Review in 2014. He performed his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, St. Marks Project, Evergreen State College, and The American University in Cairo. Maged is the recipient of the 2013 Genius Award in Literature from the Seattle weekly 'The Stranger'.
Description: The book is probably about love or its impossibility. About assimilation, and trauma, both personal and historical. It is also an attempt to get rid of irony.
Maged Zaher, Love Breathes Hard
52pp. 2014. ISBN 978-1-922181-22-0
dB series 1 (November 2014): 10 collections of poetry edited by Pam Brown, designed by Chris Edwards.