Summer Farah

Summer Farah is a Palestinian American poet, editor, and critic who organizes with the Radius of Arab American Writers. Her work has been published in Mizna, LitHub, the Rumpus, and other places. See this work and more at

Columns, Poetry Double Features

Poetry Double Features #1


In Poetry Double Features, poet, critic, and editor Summer Farah moves away from the capitalistic language of “comparative titles” and instead towards the indulgence possible in considering two poetry collections that complement each other. The books paired here are not necessarily similar, but Farah asks: what language, pleasure, or wonder might be uncovered when they are read together? Poetry Double Features is in praise of the beautiful and unruly process of reading, synthesizing, and parsing out connective threads.  

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