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Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse

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Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse

Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse served as the founding Chair of the English Department at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, from 2011–13. While there, she introduced translation workshops and is now working to assemble a comprehensive anthology of classical and contemporary Kurdish poems in translation. She received her MFA at Warren Wilson and a masters in English education from the University of Virginia.

Articles by Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse

Union
By Abdulla Pashew
I don’t know how to become one with you.If you’re heaven, then tell me.I will kneel to every god.If you’re hell, then tell me.I will fill the earth with sin.I don’t know how to…
Translated from Kurdish by Hemn Bakr & Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse
The Poetry of Truth: An Interview with Abdulla Pashew
By Ziad Rashad
Ziad Rashad:  If you could begin the interview, what question would you ask yourself?Abdulla Pashew: In my poem “Kazewaya,” I say, “I have passed many questions, yet / Many are…
Translated from Kurdish by Dina Dara Omer Meran & Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse
If You See Fatima
By Jamal Khambar
Translators’ note: Maria was the name of a girl murdered in an honor killing in Sweden; Fatima Shahindal was killed for the same reason a few years before Maria.Maria,If you see Fatima, tell herThey…
Translated from Kurdish by Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse & Soran Azad
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