Middle-East Mezze is a sumptuous buffet of lyricism and imagery. Radavich takes us to Iraq, Palestine and Egypt and, during our journey, forces us to question how such rich ancient cultures could have fallen into such desperation. A poignant reminder of splendid heritage, these poems foreground the tragedy of war and injustice while at the same time delighting us with the wonderfully ornate compleixities that make up the Middle East.
David gives an overview of the book:
ON FINDING A TIN
Here is the desert:
This could be
a circle for air,
the chalice that saves.
David Radavich was born in Boston but has lived in many parts of the country as well as in Canada, Germany, and Scotland. His poetry collections include Slain Species (Court Poetry, London, 1980), By the Way: Poems over the Years...