“In a dizzying and divisive time, it’s beautiful to see how Djelloul Marbrook’s wise and flinty poems outfox the furies of exile, prejudice, and longing. Succinct, aphoristic, rich with the poet’s resilient clarity in the face of a knockabout world, Far from Algiers is a remarkable and distinctive debut.”
Because of my admiration for this book, its freshness and language, I am preceding this author’s review of one of our books with this note; everyone should read this book if you carry the quiet disturbance from living in this world, or for instance, that empty feeling I get from watching nightly news. This book will make one feel alive again, remember how to laugh, why we cry, and thank goodness we still have books to read. Thank you Djelloul for this poetic treasure.
Djelloul Marbrook’s writing is poignant, masterful. This book won the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and is published by The Kent State University Press.
I am so pleased to say that Deerbrook Editions is planning a new book of poems by Djelloul Marbrook to come out in the not too distant future.