Tea in Heliopolis : Poems
"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
poetry, Heliopolis, Egypt
Habra, Hedy, "Tea in Heliopolis : Poems" (2013). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 39.