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Fountain of Youth
Concerned with endings, resonances, and aftermaths, Fountain of Youth explores the mediation of an Arab female poet on the brink of change, documenting moments of transformation from adolescence to adulthood, from the immature stage of a mental disorder to its mature form, and from post-colonial conditions which led to the creation of a comfortable welfare state to globali ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published December 19th 2016 by Vine Leaves Press
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I love how nostalgia was a recurring theme, the entire collection is beautifully sawed. My favorite pieces include ‘Residue’ and ‘Dear Paul Gauguin, from Vincent Van Gogh’. Interpretation of poetry can be done in two ways: you either spend hours trying to decipher the metaphors and references the poet has used trying to figure out what EXACTLY the poet is trying to communicate or you make up an analogy of your own based on personal experiences. I tend to go for the latter. Both poems, for me, to ...more
These all have a surreal quality I appreciate. One of my favorites is Mother and Lover's Rock. Growing Up Solid in Kuwait had a powerful juxtaposition of a person in two stages of his life. Day Fifty-Seven poignantly expressed the repression of cultures/religions and their implications. Nada Faris's poems need a few readings to pull the nuances. ...more
This book was recommended by a friend awhile ago though I wasnt a fan of poems generally i’d go for fiction or what not, but after getting a chance of having a copy my views has changed. My favourite one has to be ‘End of an Era’ though all of them are just as amazing but I found my self being fond of it. Fountain of youth is my poem reading debut and i dont regret that decision at all.