Shaykha Aida scolded her sister. “Must you really?”
“The mute knocked into me.”
“I’ll give you a knock!”
“There are codes that you have no access to — and therefore you, like my traveler, are blind.”
Like the anger of the waves.
I broken my silence,
Only for bitterness to build a settlement in my heart!
The grant has allowed Smokestack to pay a small contributors’ fee of £10 a page, but the crowdfunding campaign seeks to “increase this fee to a more professional rate; to cover design and printing costs for the book; and to raise money toward the legal fees of Ashraf Fayadh and Dareen Tatour, both currently imprisoned, respectively in Saudi Arabia and Israel, on charges related to their poetry.”
“Bin Shatwan is scheduled to arrive in Durham to begin her residency in January 2018. During her three-month residency, she’s meant to engage in monthly literary activities with writers and readers in Durham, the northeast of England, and in London — in addition to pursuing her work-in-progress.”
“Submissions will be open until November 5, 2017.”
“We meet a man who lives his whole life with questions, then simply dives into them. He reminds us of the people we love most. He is the sea and the sky. He is Palestine and the United States and anywhere else you ever loved that did not quite live up to Best Dreams of Justice and Fairness.”
“when the night’s at its peak and the dark’s full of rain,
and the wet silence roils like a fierce hurricane”
“In these thirty years, Hewison has done perhaps more than any other individual to shape the corpus of Arabic literature in English translation.”
Today marks 10 years of Comma Press. In celebration, we have five recommended reads.
Through the program, writers from eight countries, covering twelve languages, will receive mentoring, professional development, and financial assistance.
“The child writers are, of course, the most important participants in the project, but in the background were Baree Khalil, a children’s-book author from Syria, and the writing coaches Tomas Jakobsson and Karin Olsson, all three residents in Gävle.”