the Buds of Dream. Rita Odeh. (Short poems, tanka, haiku, free
verse). Book cover by Kuniharu Shimizu. Printed: 40 pages, 6.14"
x 9.21", saddle-stitch binding, black and white interior ink.
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Rita Odeh. Being
baptized by the fire of the alphabet, Rita was born in Nazareth,
Israel, to a Palestinian Christian family on September, 1960.
She has a degree in English and Comparative Literature from
Haifa University. She writes poetry, especially short poems,
short stories, book reviews and criticism. She has Published
five books of poetry in Arabic: "Revolution Against Silence"
(1994),"Mirrors Of Illusion" (1998); "A Diary Of A Gypsy Lover"
(2000); "Who Doesn't Know Rita...?!” (2003); "One Tear Before
Suffocation" (2005). Her first book in English:
“Watching the Buds
of Dreams” (2006) has just been released:
Rita is known as the poetess of love and dreams. All the rivers
of her poetic experience possessed throughout years, meet in the
sea of this book where the sparrow of poetry soars high above
worldly borders, prejudice, poverty, violence, envy, sadness and
pain...flying above meadows, hills, mountains towards the sun,
wishing to leave at least one fingerprint on the canvass of
creativity, prophesizing divine love, laying the basis of her
short poems on the ground of the following haiku:
as he sleeps
I watch the buds
of the dream