“When the Damascus Steel/ lurched in the sky/ a crescent about to fall…” Poem of the Week (November 25), by Nineb Lamassu.Read More
Nineb Lamassu is an Assyrian Iraqi poet. He is currently living in Cambridge where he is a PhD research student. Lamassu writes in his native Modern Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic) and his poetry has been translated into English, Arabic, Farsi. His ‘Flaming Cantillations’ collection is currently being translated to Kurdish, Turkish and Spanish.