War / Torn

Lambda Literary Award-winner Hasan Namir’s debut collection of poetry, War / Torn, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity—the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together. Namir summons prayer, violence, and the sensuality of love, revisiting tenets of Islam and dictates of war to break the barriers between the profane and the sacred.


Hasan Namir

Iraqi-Canadian author Hasan Namir graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English and received the Ying Chen Creative Writing Student Award. He is the author of God in Pink (2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction and was chosen as one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail. His work has also been featured on Huffington Post, Shaw TV, Airbnb, and in the film God in Pink: A Documentary. He was recently named a writer to watch by CBC books. Hasan lives in Vancouver with his husband. War/Torn (2019, Book*Hug) is his latest poetry book.

Chapter Contributors Pages Year Price
I Belong – The Kwantlens – A Place Called Kwantlen – Simple Words – Friends Last Never – Murderous Fear – Afterthought Memories – Spring Laughing – …
19 $1.90
Slamming Poems to Paper – Knocking – I Stare at Myself – Burning Emptiness – Tormented Souls – At the River – Uprising – Blue and Black Skies – …
18 $1.80
Rez Fairytale – Start the Fire – New Play – Saturday Night – Cold Hands of Abuse – Wet Cigarette – Lovers – Like a Slug – Break the Silence – …
24 $2.40
I Wish I Was – Swollen Mind – I Stare – Washing Away – Good Luck Charm – Suicidal Thought – Hollow Ecstasy – Internal Graveyard – We Are – …
28 $2.80
Jannah (I) – Jannah (II) – A Nowhere Place – That Man – To My Love – Surrogate – Family – I See You in Me – War/Torn
21 $2.10