oet Dunya Mikhail was born in Baghdad in 1965. Famous for the subversive use of symbolism in her poetry, Dunya fled Iraq in the mid-1990s after discovering her name was on Saddam Hussein’s list of enemies. The Michigan resident describes the impact of poetry on her journey to becoming Iraqi-American.

Credits:
Producer
Genevieve Savage

Editor(s)
.Jordan Wingrove and Elaine Danielian

Videographer
Bill Kubota

Field Audio
Paul Dzendzel

Script Consultants
Aaron Barndollar and Samia Masri

Special Thanks
Dunya Mikhail and the Arab American National Museum