Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: “Iraqi Headaches,” A Poetry Collection by Saif Alsaegh

Because Persephoneers are indeed both bookish and clever, offering a literary prize for our birthday is one of the best things we can offer our readers. In addition to our other giveaways throughout today, including fanfic and a novel, this time we’re talking poetry.

After a youth spent in Baghdad and an education spanning the world, Saif Alsaegh’s forthcoming poetry collection, Iraqi Headaches, explores both ennui and his place in the world.

Nouveau Nostalgia, a small press based out of Great Falls, MT, will publish Saif’s book on December 16th.  (Full Disclosure: I’m an editor for Nouveau Nostalgia.)

Iraqi Headaches features poems primarily in English, with some poems written in both Arabic and English. Until November 11, Nouveau Nostalgia is running an Indiegogo campaign for printing and book tour costs, so even if you do not win here today, you can still pre-order the book and support the project.

Watch the video, and if you’d like to win a copy of the book — delivered as soon as it is available — please comment and answer the following question: Do you have a favorite poet?

To enter this giveaway, you can comment on this post, like this post on our Facebook page, share the post on Facebook, retweet on Twitter, and/or reblog on Tumblr. Winners will be chosen via random number generator after the giveaway closes at 12:01 a.m. EST, Monday October 14. You may enter once per entry type (so one like, one comment, one reblog, etc.) By entering, you agree to the full contest Terms & Conditions. Winners will be announced on Persephone Magazine on Friday, October 18 and contacted by the writer to arrange delivery.


By Sara Habein

Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the co-manager of Electric City Creative.

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