Water & Salt, by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Poet-In-Residence at Open Books
The poems in Water & Salt travel across borders—between cultures and languages, between the present and the living past. These poems alternately rage, laugh, celebrate and grieve, singing in the voices of people ravaged by cycles of war and news coverage and inviting the reader to see the human lives lived beyond the headlines.
"For me, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha writes the absolutely essential, crucial, elegant poems many of us yearn for in our frustrated longings for a connected world." — Naomi Shihab Nye