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I told my cat Zelda (who I suspect is a secret Liverpool fan) that Suárez, whom I greatly admire as a player, might revert to biting if he came up against some hard-nosed and unyielding defender during this summer’s World Cup. — Charles Simic
Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi poet, novelist, and translator. His co-translation of Darwish’s poetry was nominated for the PEN Translation Prize in 2004. He is the author of The Baghdad Blues, I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, and The Pomegranate Alone. He is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at New York University.