A collection of poetry from acclaimed yet underrepresented Kurdish poet Farhad Pirbal. Like his contemporary Abdulla Pashew, this poetry is a chronicle of exile and displacement, longing and not belonging. Poetry is in turns wistful and disoriented, reflecting his role as dissident and persecuted prisoner."Poéte maudit" of Kurdistan, Pirbal is known as well for his highly publicized antics as for his prolific literary output. Pirbal, born in 1961, "may be the greatest innovator of Kurdish literature in the twentieth century, in both poetry and prose" (Shook, Poetry Foundation).