Tea in Heliopolis : Poems

Title

Tea in Heliopolis : Poems

Department

Spanish

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

"The poems of Tea in Heliopolis form the story of a family, sometimes tragic, sometimes searingly beautiful, and always exotic, seen through the eyes of a painter. The trope of life, as moments flowing from the paintbrush wielded skillfully by a poet, allows Hedy Habra to capture details redolent of old masters, exquisite and visceral, and creates her remembered world with the wild imagination and color of a Van Gogh. Moving through life in Egypt, to Beirut, then to America, with a kind of post-Newtonian sense of everything happening simultaneously, the chronicle captures the bravery it takes to remember and yet experience a beauty transcendent to pain. This is a remarkable book of poetry." -Diane Wakowski, author of Emerald Ice

ISBN

9781935708766

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Press 53

City

Winston-Salem, NC

Keywords

poetry, Heliopolis, Egypt

Disciplines

Poetry

Comments

Tea in Heliopolis won a 2014 USA Best Book Award in the Poetry: General category from USA Book News. It was also recently named one of five finalists for the 2014 International Poetry Book Award.