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The poems in IRAQI HEADACHES navigate the spiritual ennui and loneliness of travel. Featuring work in both English and Arabic, Saif Alsaegh takes us into cities and seas, into war and into solitude, leaving the end “in the everyday-pale
smiles.”
Paperback, 79 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Nouveau Nostalgia
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Saif Alsaegh has presented us with a simultaneously visceral and vulnerable conveyance of his life's perspectives and experiences in (at times) an intensely honest examination of the parts that form them. The poet's illumination of both internal and external conflicts with his subjective lens makes for a terrific way to be exposed to what drives his thoughts when other more objective matters are examined. I would recommend this work to anyone searching for a counterpose to the perspectives exami ...more
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originally from Iraq, Saif Alsaegh currently lives in the United States. After a youth spent in Baghdad listening to rock music and reading Arabic, French and American writers, he furthered his education in Damascus, New York, California and Montana writing and performing poetry in both Arabic and English. His work has appeared in Witness, the Great Falls Tribune, the Legendary and other venues.

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“Wisdom
is in the insane asylums.
The end
is in the everyday-pale smiles”
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