Four Poems by Nathalie Handal

The four recordings here are from Poet in Andalucía, forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press in January 2012.


"Tree of Red Leaves, Jaén"


"Prophet in Andalucía"

"La Guerra"


"The Courtyard of Colegiata del Salvador"

"The Courtyard of Colegiata del Salvador" from World Literature Today on Vimeo. Video by New York-based filmmaker Bob Madey.

Bob Madey is a New York-based filmmaker. His cinematographic work is as diverse aesthetically as it is thematically, from the global AIDs epidemic, leprosy in the South Pacific, the environmental movement, to improvisational folk theater in India and poetry. He is currently producing and directing a feature-length documentary on his grandfather, Ilya Abu Madi, a pioneering Lebanese American poet and journalist. Madey's website is

This piece is one of WLT's 2012 Pushcart Prize nominations.

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France, and the Arab world. Described by Yusef Kumunyakaa “as one of the most important voices of her generation,” her most recent books include the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award.