The H Word, Featured Poem

I’m stoked to say my poem, ‘The H Word’, has been selected by the always-wonderful Judith Beveridge as the Featured Poem of May on Cordite Poetry Review.

She begins by saying: “There are many levels of identified pain in Omar Sakr’s poem: deprivation, despair, violence, oppression, shame, mortality, the brutal inevitability of loss and disenfranchisement, yet the poem’s interrogation of these issues is often playful and comic, tender and deftly alert to the way language, when used imaginatively, can suddenly make the bottom drop out of preconceived notions.”

You can check it out here, and while you do so, have a look around at the new issue just released today. It was guest edited by Felicity Plunkett, and has many great poems, including an incredibly interesting digital poetry project by Jason Nelson.

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