Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi’s 7th book, a collection of 800 aphorisms composed over the past decade, is to be published by Unbound (UK), the world’s 1st crowd-funding publisher, in partnership with Penguin Random House.
Where Epics Fail is endorsed by poets and thinkers, including Barrack Obama’s inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, who writes:
Aphorisms are an ancient form, but its current-day master is Yahia Lababidi
Epics was also featured on PBS Newshour–
The aphorisms in “Where Epics Fail” exhort us to pay attention, believe we can make a difference, keep our hearts open in the face of pain, take responsibility for our actions, avoid ego and do the hard work that comes with sticking to ideals.
Given Lababidi’s background as an immigrant and Muslim in Trump’s America, he passionately hopes that Epics is received as a work of hope, peace, and healing for our wounded world.
Readers who pledge/pre-order from the book’s webpage will have their names included in the back of the special hardcover edition as a thank you.
As you’ll see, over 300 kind souls have already backed Epics in just over a month, since it launched!
Also, readers who pledge before the end of July are welcome to use this discount code: yahia17
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Images courtesy of Yahia Lababidi