War / Torn by Hasan Namir


War / Torn by Hasan Namir


Pre-Order Now – Available April 10, 2019

Lambda Literary Award-winner Hasan Namir’s debut collection of poetry, War / Torn, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity—the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together. Namir summons prayer, violence, and the sensuality of love, revisiting tenets of Islam and dictates of war to break the barriers between the profane and the sacred.



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Praise for War / Torn:

“War / Torn mourns, loves and burns all the derogatory impulses of our continuous present. This book is of and against our time. War / Torn is a breathless elegy in the most defiantly tender poetics you can imagine.”
—Jordan Scott, author of Night & Ox, and winner of the Latner Poetry Prize by the Writer’s Trust of Canada

Press Coverage for War/Torn:

Spring 2019 Announcements: Poetry —Publishers Weekly

2019 Forthcoming Poetry Books by Queer People of Color —Luther Hughes

Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English and received the Ying Chen Creative Writing Student Award. He is the author of God in Pink (2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction and was chosen as one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail. His work has also been featured on Huffington Post, Shaw TV, Airbnb, and in the film God in Pink: A Documentary. He lives with his husband in Vancouver.

10 April 2019 | Poetry
7.75×5.25 inches | 96 pages
Trade Paper: 9781771664936

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Dimensions 7.75 × 5.25 in


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