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The Moon That Excels in Nothing But Waiting

The Moon That Excels in Nothing But Waiting is Basim Furat's second collection of poetry translated into English and edited by Mark Pirie. Furat was born in 1967 in Karbalaa, Iraq. In early 1993 he left Iraq and became a refugee in Jordan. Four years later he arrived in New Zealand. His poetry has been translated into several languages, and his first collection of poetry translated into English, Here and There, appeared in 2004. He is a member of the Union of Arab Writers and is the New Zealand co-ordinator for Joussour, an Australasian Arabic/English magazine.