Robyn Creswell

Critic

USA

A critic, translator, and scholar, Creswell has written about contemporary poetry and fiction for Harper’s, The Nation, Raritan, n+1, and other magazines. He is currently the poetry editor for The Paris Review and Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University.

In Praise of Defeat

Date: 17 Jan 2017 Category: Books
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Abdellatif Laâbi is without a doubt the major francophone voice of Moroccan poetry today. Shaped by struggle and the pain of exile, Laâbi’s expressive simplicity reflects both a life worn to the bone and a resilient, embracing spirit. Laâbi’s is a poetry of protest – internally tumultuous yet delicate verse that grapples with political and spiritual oppression. This collection of poems, selected by Laâbi himself, shows the evolution of ...