Monday, February 6, 2017

Apology from a Muslim Orphan by Tarfia Faizullah

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February 6, 2017

Apology from a Muslim Orphan

Tarfia Faizullah

About This Poem


"'I write to you across what separates us,' wrote Czesław Miłosz in 'To Robert Lowell,' a poem that is an apology as much as it is an acknowledgment of how elusive understanding can be when we are deeply entrenched inside our own experiences. I was moved by both the vulnerability and irony inherent in Miłosz's poem, which influenced the writing of 'Apology from a Muslim Orphan.'"
—Tarfia Faizullah


Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014). She teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Detroit.

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