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The Sadness of Others
Hayan Charara

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2006 • 64 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-445-2

A collection of poems by Hayan Charara.

Hayan Charara's first collection of poems, The Alchemist's Diary, confronted both the wonder and terror of the world. this new book, simultaneously quiet and fierce, delves deeper into the mystery of how we connect to each other and, perhaps more importantly, how we connect to ourselves. From the makeshift graves of people's pets to his admiration of a neighbor's mailbox, and even the price of tomatoes, Hayan Charara takes nothing for granted.

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"The Sadness of Others gives us understated, unflinching snapshots of what's finally real about life's changes—going from one home to another, one marriage to another, the moment you discover you forgive someone, and the deprivation you'll never quite mourn: motherlessness. Too damn young to write this well, Hayan Charara uses all his technique to achieve one end: breaking the reader's heart."—Douglas Goetsch

Born in Detroit in 1972, HAYAN CHARARA lived in New York City for many years before moving to Austin, Texas, where he and his wife make their home with three dogs and a cat.

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