Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal

French / Palestinian / American
Nathalie Handal
French / Palestinian / American
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Nathalie Handal (Arabic: نتالي حنظل‎) (born 29 July 1969) is an American award-winning poet, writer, and playwright.
Nathalie Handal was born in Haiti to parents of Palestinian descent, and grew up in Pétionville. Having also lived in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean, the writer-poet-playwright is acutely aware of the co ...
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Les É?Ventails, Portraits Of Passion
The shadows of birds fading on a fighter's back
The undressing of words on an unstamped postcard
The wet swings in the distant park
White Trees
When the white trees are no longer in sight
they are telling us something,
like the body that undresses
water will reach
the rim of the glass but will not
allow itself to leave the glass
I don't know if I left the window open,
or the electric fireplace on,
not sure if my name is Natalya or Navarro,
Yesterday Hours
I traveled nowhere where I could not be found.
I knocked on every neighbors' door, stole every pillow,
wiped away the ants on my kitchen table, leaned against


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