Baghdad Blues, The

by Antoon, Sinan

The Baghdad Blues presents documentary filmmaker/co-creator of About Baghdad, Sinan Antoon’s first poems in English. Antoon’s poems–many of them published in Banipal (London) and Across Borders, as well as anthologized–are not quite the thin trails they would appear to be. Antoon’s line, although lyrical, is packed with the absence and fury which ought to make us shake a fist at the skies. If it were only the sky’s fault.