The Revolution Happened and You Didn't Call Me

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Poetry. "I find it hard to read this book without looking up and wondering who and what and where I am. It returns me again and again to wondering what a person is, what speaking is, and what we mean by 'the world.' Deterritorialization is one of its main concerns and main activities, something that I think can be said about Zaher's work in general, whether he is undermining the reality effects of nation states and their borders, or of corporate spectral omnipresence, or unpeeling his own personal multiply-deterritorialized lyric self. It is vital, lucid, and uncompromising work that leaves this reader feeling more alive and open to 'our moment,' and less secure than ever about what that might mean. Despite its often slashing irony, I find it a very tender book as well. The gentleness and the slightness of the form cradles a reader (this one anyway) preventing panic and interpretative foreclosure."—Anthony McCann

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Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo. His first full- length book of poetry, PORTRAIT OF THE POET AS AN ENGINEER, was published by Pressed Wafer in 2009. His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, FAROUT LIBRARY SOFTWARE, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket magazine and Banipal. He read his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, St. Marks Project, Evergreen State College, and The American University in Cairo, among other places. His latest work, THE REVOLUTION HAPPENED AND YOU DIDN'T CALL ME, was published by Tinfish Press in 2012.

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