Invasive Species

Invasive Species

In Invasive species, Marwa Helal's searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathways for empathy, etching themselves into memory. This work centers on urgent themes in our cultural landscape, creating space for unseen victims of discriminatory foreign (read: immigration) policy: migrants, refugees--the displaced. Helal transfers live In Invasive species, Marwa Helal's searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathw...

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Title:Invasive Species
Author:Marwa Helal
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1937658937
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:131 pages pages

Invasive Species Reviews

  • Nour
    Dec 31, 2018
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  • Kimberly
    Dec 21, 2018
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  • Wendy Trevino
    Jan 23, 2019
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  • Amir
    Mar 19, 2019
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  • Philip
    Feb 27, 2019
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  • Maleka
    Dec 21, 2018
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  • Crystal
    Apr 23, 2018
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  • Dareen
    Sep 15, 2018
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  • Kent Winward
    Dec 13, 2018
    This is a hybrid book -- part poetry, part alphabet narrative (immigration A through Z). The book had its moments and the underlying metaphor of immigrants as invasive species worked. My major complaint is that some of the poems try a little too hard to be "edgy." ...
  • Jamie
    Jan 05, 2019
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  • Lindsey
    Sep 16, 2018
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  • Wendy Ortiz
    Jan 12, 2019
    it?s early to say but this has to be one of the best books I?ll read this year. ...
  • Gwendolyn
    Nov 28, 2018
    This poetry collection is very timely and addresses some difficult topics around insider/outsider status and immigration challenges. My favorite part of this collection is the middle section (the A to Z section) that describes Helal?s difficult immigration pathway into the United Sta...
  • Jen
    Jan 09, 2019
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  • Tatiana
    Mar 01, 2019
    we each arrive at the same dream differently: in one the fly goes unnoticed; in another the fly is swatted; the fly crumples; the fly goes free... In the line above, Marwa Helal is describing the difference between journalists' and poets' approach to the written word. The same coul...
  • Emma
    Feb 12, 2019
    I think everyone should read this. I really do. In some breaths Claudia Rankine, in others Whitman, Ms. Helal pulls threads from poetry and science and politics together to craft a visually, sonically, and emotionally stunning landscape. Invasive Species was an articulate, formally ...
  • Feras Hilal
    Dec 01, 2018
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  • Sarah
    Jan 02, 2019
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  • Lianne
    Jan 02, 2019
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  • Sophie Paas-Lang
    Oct 15, 2018
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  • Hugo Santos
    Dec 27, 2018
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  • Madeline
    Aug 22, 2018
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  • Levi Todd
    Jan 03, 2019
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  • Elaine
    Nov 19, 2018
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  • Linzmars
    Feb 10, 2019
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  • Anne Marie
    Jan 13, 2019
    Amazing, form-bending, mind-blowing collection. ...
  • Summer
    Jan 08, 2019
    the entire thing is stunning, but I have a particular affinity for the middle section: immigration as a second language. the push of genre is aspirational & inspiring. this is true throughout the collection, but the awareness of language the poems possess is disarming & product...
  • Shyanne Bennett
    Sep 23, 2018
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  • Sivan
    Jan 26, 2019
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  • Megan
    Dec 06, 2018
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  • Yuni Chang
    Nov 22, 2018
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  • Heather
    Oct 20, 2018
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  • AJ Saleh
    Jan 08, 2019
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  • Pedro
    Jan 01, 2019
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  • Sarah
    Dec 06, 2018
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  • Jessie Schrantz
    Jan 01, 2019
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  • Caitlin
    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Leia Penina
    Mar 20, 2019
    LOVE. ...
  • Sophia Kaufman
    Feb 14, 2019
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  • fortnightlysara
    Jul 02, 2018
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  • Angelo
    Jan 05, 2019
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  • Safia
    Sep 13, 2018
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  • Henneh  Kyereh Kwaku
    Jan 07, 2019
    These poems are what you want a poem to be & what you don't know a poem can be?so much invention. Helal's ingenuity is admirable. If you have to read any poetry collection this year, you must read this book & even if you don't want to read poetry this year & every other y...
  • Joe Nasta
    Nov 21, 2018
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  • Maxine CD
    Jan 07, 2019
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  • Treena Bhakta
    Jan 09, 2019
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  • F. Scott Spitzgerald
    Mar 16, 2019
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  • Tom Jonesman
    Jan 08, 2019
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  • Sara
    Feb 21, 2019
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  • AJ
    Dec 31, 2018
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  • Reggie
    Dec 13, 2018
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  • Yujane
    Feb 25, 2019
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  • Christina Paton
    Jan 09, 2019
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  • Jess Lynn
    Mar 05, 2019
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