Poet: Souad Labbize
Translator: Susanna Lang
Region: Algeria / France
I was so hungry thinking how love used to taste
Five poems by Souad Labbize, translated from French by Susanna Lang
Souad Labbize was born in Algeria and lives in Toulouse, France. She has published several poetry collections, including Brouillons amoureux (Drafts of Love, Éditions des Lisières, 2017), from which these poems were selected. She writes in the name of all women who choose exile in order to affirm their independence.
Susanna Lang’s translations of poetry include Words in Stone by Yves Bonnefoy and Baalbek by Nohad Salameh. Her third collection of original poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx (Terrapin Books), was published in 2017. Among Other Stones, an e-chapbook of poems and translations, was published by Mudlark in 2021.