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

  • Wendy Trevino
    Jan 23, 2019
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  • Amir
    Mar 19, 2019
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  • Cheryl
    Apr 22, 2019
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  • Philip
    Feb 27, 2019
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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." ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • rebecca
    Mar 25, 2019
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  • 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 ...
  • Hugo Santos
    Dec 27, 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...
  • Sentimental Surrealist
    May 21, 2019
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  • Sivan
    Jan 26, 2019
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  • Mansi
    Apr 07, 2019
    Beautiful through and through. It?s a mixture of poetry and prose and pieces where the lines are blurred. Both the story of Marwa?s multiple migrations and an appropriately bleak and angry look at the US immigration system and Islamaphobia. This is crucial reading in 2019. It?...
  • Yuni Chang
    May 15, 2019
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  • Carla Sofia Sofia
    May 05, 2019
    I do not say this lightly when I say this is not just the best poetry book I have read in 2019, but the best book I have read in 2019. Period. As a poet, I have learned so much on how to write, how to craft a poem, how to create a collection. It is a whole education on deconstructing a...
  • Leia Penina
    Mar 20, 2019
    LOVE. ...
  • Sophia Kaufman
    Feb 14, 2019
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  • Chantale P
    Apr 23, 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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  • Benedict
    Apr 22, 2019
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  • F. Scott Spitzgerald
    Mar 16, 2019
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  • Veronica Habashy
    May 03, 2019
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  • Jess Lynn
    Mar 05, 2019
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  • Shanshan Chan
    Apr 24, 2019
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