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LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE DROWNING makes summer 2017 reading list

Jawdat Fakhreddine's Lighthouse for the Drowning is on Frontier Poetry's list of "Summer Reading 2017." Translated from the Arabic by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen, Lighthouse is the first US publication of Fakhreddine—one of the major Lebanese names in modern Arabic poetry.

Chen Chen's A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize-winning collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities also got a mention. According to reviewer Josh Roark, "2017 has been a good year for poetry so far—looking at you Morgan Parker, Chen Chen, Safia Elhillo, and more—and this summer is contending to be one of the best in years. Here are the six books we are most excited to get our hands on this summer."

Click here to see the full Frontier Poetry summer reading list.

For more on Lighthouse for the Drowning and When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, visit the BOA Bookstore.


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