Baghdad. Iraq 2018
The war grew old, and left the old letters...
Poetry: © Dunya Mikhail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunya_Mikhail Photographs: © Debiprasad Mukherjee
Iraqi American poet Dunya Mikhail was born in Baghdad and earned a BA at the University of Baghdad. She worked as a translator and journalist for the Baghdad Observer before being placed on Saddam Hussein’s enemies list. She immigrated to the United States in the mid-1990s and earned an MA at Wayne State University. Mikhail is the author of several collections of poetry published in Arabic. Mikhail’s honors include the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. She lives in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and has taught at Michigan State University.