Read Around Ohio: Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow.

Noor Hindi


Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. (2022) is Noor Hindi’s first collection of poems.

In “I Once Looked in a Mirror but Couldn’t See My Body,” the speaker says: “I document as argument; / I exist. I learn this from watching my father // alone in the night / drawing and redrawing / a map / of Palestine, green ink.”

Speaking with the Cleveland Review of Books, Hindi says: “The collection covers so many different topics and subjects and voices and themes and questions and arguments. It was really hard actually to house it all under one roof. But I also felt adamantly that I wanted a speaker that was a full speaker. I wanted a full book that covered a lot of different terrain. I didn’t just want a queer book, or a Palestine book, or a diaspora book. I wanted all those different identities to be in the book.”

Hindi was a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow and is currently editing an anthology of Palestinian global anglophone writing.

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