Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, whose death sentence was reduced earlier this month to eight years and 800 lashes, will see French and English editions of his work 

ashrafLes √©ditions Le Temps des cerises¬†will publish¬†Instructions, √† l‚Äôint√©rieur, translated from the Arabic by the towering Moroccan poet Abdellatif La√Ębi. As well as being a winner of the¬†Prix Goncourt de la Po√©sie and an accomplished memoirist,¬†La√Ębi¬†is also the French translator of the poets Mahmoud Darwish, Abdallah Zrika, and Abdelawahab Al Bayati, and¬†the novelist Hanna Minna.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s Operating System Press¬†will bring out a collection of Fayadh’s work from Instructions Within¬†assembled by¬†poet and translator Mona Kareem.¬†Kareem, who has been a core organizer in the campaign to free Fayadh, says that her translation should¬†be out this summer.

Also: Monday, March 21 will be World Poetry Day. To mark this day, PEN International plans to campaign on behalf of Fayadh, in addition to Qatari poet Muhammad al-Ajami, serving 15 years in Doha, Liu Xia (China), Aron Atabek (Kazakhstan), and Amanuel Asrat (Eritrea). More information and campaigning materials will be out on Feb. 22.

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