The South Wind
Written by Adele Ne Jame
Softcover, 48 pp
"A soft melody breezes through these perfectly crafted poems located in New Jersey, in Hawaii, and in Lebanon, as if to whisper khalleek hown, stay here. Ne Jame's collection is a soulful search for place, for time, for identity, weaving meaning from memory and exalting in the discovery of home." Elise Salem, author of Constructing Lebanon.
Adele Ne Jame, born in New Jersey to Lebanese-American parents, has lived her adult life in Hawaii. She served as the Poet-in-Residence at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she has received a National Endowment for the Arts in poetry. Her new poetry collection, The South Wind (El Leon Literary Arts and Manoa Books, 2011) was inspired by her first trip to Beirut in 2009. These poems have an elegiac progression, and they confront issues of identity related to the Lebanese diaspora.