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Abraham’s highly anticipated debut Birthright constructs a dialogue in which “every pronoun is a Free Palestine.”

Through poems of immense emotion, and the use of alluring form, Abraham crafts work that examines what we come to own by existing.

Birthright begs readers to stay, to stay lucid, to stay alive, to stay present in this very moment; as it knows now is all we are guaranteed.

As trauma seeps through generations, can the body deconstruct its own inheritance? In a world that only takes, what is owed? What is your Birthright, and where is home?

Book Details

Publisher: Button Poetry
Publish Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN: 9781943735679
Language: English

About the Author

George Abraham is a Palestinian-American Poet, Author, Activist, and Engineering PhD candidate at Harvard University. He is the author of the poetry collection Birthright (Button Poetry 2020), as well as the chapbooks al youm: for yesterday & her inherited traumas, winner of the Atlas Review’s 2017 chapbook contest, and the specimen’s apology, forthcoming with Sibling Rivalry Press in 2019. He is the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, Poetry Foundation Incubator, the Watering Hole, and Brooklyn Poets, and is the winner of the 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, selected by Tommy Pico.

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