It has been an exciting week for War Songs! Selected poems from the book recently appeared in the latest issues of both Seedings and The Paris Review.
War Songs, translated by James E. Montgomery with Richard Sieburth, is a collection of poetry by the renowned pre-Islamic warrior-poet ‘Antarah ibn Shaddad. ‘Antarah’s voice resonates in War Songs, for the first time in vibrant, contemporary English, intoning its eternal truths: commitment to one’s beliefs, loyalty to kith and kin, and fidelity in love.
War Songs will be published in October 2018. Until then, we hope you enjoy the excerpts in The Paris Review and Seedings!