Nour Al Ghraowi
Nour Al Ghraowi is a Middle Eastern Writer, born and raised in Damascus, Syria. She has received a BA in English Literature at The University of Texas at Austin, and is pursuing an MFA in poetry at Texas State University. Her poetry and essay has appeared in Dame Magazine, So To Speak, Mizna Literary Journal, and Echo Literary Magazine. Nour writes in hope of changing the Western view of the Middle East and the Arabic language that is often viewed as inimical.
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The Power of Voice in Poetry: A Conversation with Adrian Matejka
BY Nour Al Ghraowi
When a poem works, you feel it. You don’t feel it in your brain. You feel it in your shoulder blades and in your chest. Sometimes you feel along your arms because there are goosebumps. That’s where the poem settles itself—entirely in the body. It’s going back home. The poem is coming from the body and going back to it.