Hedy Habra – Memory and Desire


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Memory and Desire, poems by Hedy Habra

Hedy Habra is a poet, essayist and artist. She has authored two poetry collections, Under Brushstrokes (Press 53 2015), finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the International Book Award, and Tea in Heliopolis (Press 53 2013), winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets (Interlink 2013), won the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award and the USA Best Book Award.

Habra has an M.A. and an M.F.A. in English and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish literature, all from Western Michigan University where she currently teaches. Her book of criticism, Mundos alternos y artísticos en Vargas Llosa (Iberoamericana 2012), explores the interartistic elements of the Peruvian Nobel’s narrative

A recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, she was a five-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her multilingual work appears in Cimarron Review, Bitter Oleander, Blue Fifth Review, Cider Press Review, Connotation Press, Diode, Drunken Boat, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Gargoyle, Nimrod, New York Quarterly, Solstice, Poet Lore, Alba de América, World Literature Today and Verse Daily.

Her website is www.hedyhabra.com




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