Palestinian Poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul on Reading Their Work in Israel, Irony, and Fighting With the Poem

Last Thursday, Banipal magazine and the Mosaic Rooms in London hosted an evening of Palestinian poetry with readings by Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul in Arabic and English followed by a discussion, where the poets were asked about reading their work in Israel, their relationship to their work, and more. ArabLit’s Amira Abd El-Khalek was there: … Continue reading Palestinian Poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul on Reading Their Work in Israel, Irony, and Fighting With the Poem

If You’re in London: A Q&A with Palestinian Poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul

On Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. (for a 7 p.m. start), Banipal magazine and The Mosaic Rooms  are inviting Londoners to an evening of “poetry and discussion” with poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul: The event will be introduced by Banipal editor Samuel Shimon and chaired by Omar al-Qattan. Talks will be followed by a Q&A, reception, and book … Continue reading If You’re in London: A Q&A with Palestinian Poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul

‘Readings for the City of Shattered Glass’: Support Lebanese Theater

“We are in such a critical situation that we are inverting the role of theater: instead of having that art form as a tool to reflect on society, to convey social order, to incite rebellion or revolution, and most of all justice in times of crisis, what we are striving for at the moment is to gather the dismantled pieces of a very vivid theatrical scene in Lebanon. It is our particular role now to keep theater and theatermakers alive and dignified.”