In Lebanon during the civil war, a teenage boy and his family witness leveled cities, displaced civilians, the aftermath of massacres. Resources are scarce and uncertainty is everywhere. What does it mean to survive? To leave behind a home torn apart by war? To carry the burden of what you've seen across an ocean? These poems follow a man as he leaves his country for America, falls in love, and becomes a single father. Set to Music a Wildfire explores the violence of living, the guilt of surviving, the loneliness of faith, and the impossible task of belonging. Winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry.
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