Louder Than Hearts

Louder Than HeartsA Contemporary Woman Makes Complex Negotiations With History And Culture In A Voice Equally Strong, Discerning, God Soaked, And Edgy Creating Music Out Of Personal Longing And Cultural Tragedy Hashem Beck S Poems Offer A Lens Through Which To See Life In The Middle East They Are Timeless Explorations Of Love, Loss, And The Poet S Attempt To Understand Her Own Experience In The Context Of World Events And The Spiritual Realities That Permeate Them.

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet with a BA and an MA in English Literature from the American University of Beirut Her first poetry collection, To Live in Autumn The Backwaters Press, 2014 , won the 2013 Backwaters Prize, judged by esteemed poet Lola Haskins It was also a runner up for the Julie Suk Award, a category finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Awards, and has been included on Split Th

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Louder Than Hearts
  • Zeina Hashem Beck
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 9780872332348

10 thoughts on “Louder Than Hearts

  1. says:

    My longingwas ruby colored I wore itaround my neck, and everythingwas drunkenness and dance, every daya kind of drowning and if your sorrow hardened you fixed itby dipping it in seawater, and if your countryhardened, if your country hardened you fixed itby dipping it in song Time tortureseveryone Let s heal a ...

  2. says:

    Louder than Hearts by Lebanese, Dubai based poet Zeina Hashem Beck is a book about the bi lingual life, articulated in meditation like poems, the complexity of the Arabic language, the Arabic culture and History in ways that go far beyond and beneath war, violence, terrorism, corruption and politics.Zeina, a contemporary, aficionado of words, and seamstress of longing, has put together in this poetry collection a rhythmical manifestation of our deeply hidden grieves With a sense of urgency and personal pain, she speaks for our homesickness she writes giving into no limitation of translation, of what could be language religion barriers, or freedoms, if we choose it to be.She writes for all of us, the broken hearted, the beloved, the in love the homesick, the anxious, the lost, the wanderers, she writes a prayer for our spirits, for all of us Zeina writes of the limitless bonding powers of poetry We may be of different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, from different towns and cities, divided by imaginary borders, rivers, lakes oceans, and tongues, but we are all human, and we love all the same And poetry is how we all can see the similarities, see our humanity, and know we are one When it is beautiful, well written, masterfully articulated poetry, we all can relate and if your sorrow hardened you fixed itb...

  3. says:

    I fell in love with Zeina Hashem Beck s poetry in her chapbook 3arabi Song when her full length collection Louder than Hearts came out this year, I devoured it Beck faces head on the type of horrific news that is so often reported these days bombs, death, ruins In the same breath, however, Beck s poems sing to us of hope, of family, of th...

  4. says:

    I first read Beck s work in her winning chapbook, 3arabi Song Some of the poems from that chapbook are in this longer collection, and they were wonderful to read again.There is much beyond my knowledge and experience here, but the magic of poetry of languages shared, is that it bridges us by emotions and the ...

  5. says:

    I ve been to Hashem Beck s poetry readings in Beirut, and bought a copy of this book after having heard her perform her poems Her perception of the world resonates with me deeply as a Lebanese woman I fell in love with Louder Than Hearts and am deeply grateful for it.

  6. says:

    I love Zeina Hashem Beck, and this collection does not disappoint.

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