Rain Taxi reviews Hagar Poems

Rain Taxi reviews Hagar Poems

 

“Syrian-American Mohja Kahf’s Hagar Poems brilliantly explores the lives of Middle Eastern women over thousands of years, from ancient goddesses to contemporary feminists. … Throughout Hagar Poems, the author accomplishes the amazing marriage of wit and divinity as she describes thousands of years of Middle Eastern women. The women in her poems are survivors. Despite often being exiles and refugees, they can make a new home in the desert, stay in the presence of the divine, and (like Hagar) become the mother of a people.”

—Julia Stein, Rain Taxi, Summer 2017