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Iman Mersal is the author of five books of poems and a collection of essays, How to Mend: Motherhood and Its Ghosts.  In English translation, her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, and other publications.  Her most recent prose work, Traces of Enayat, received the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Literature in 2021.  She is a professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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