"In the early morning hours of June 12, the great Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef died at his home in the village of Harefield, outside London."
"Poets Zeina Hashem Beck and Farah Chamma, co-hosts of the podcast Maqsouda, share a one-time video special filmed by Hind Shoufani."
On May 27, Kareem joined poet and novelist Sinan Antoon -- who has called Abdulqadir "a poet's poet" -- to discuss Except for This Unseen Thread.
"67 mothers calling"
"These two poems translated by Katharine Halls are small enough to carry in one’s palm; they utilise a mode of poetic witness attuned to distillation, frankness, and the startling force of an ending."
"Eyes fixed on the Mediterranean / mirage shimmering from afar / we sail from island to island / between walls and barbed wire"
"I want to hug the cat named Cow, who survived the war"
"I saw a dead road on the road / & left it there"
There are at least two digital Nakba Day events today; one with poet Najwan Darwish and another the kickoff events for Palestine Art Week: Also to mark Nakba Day, which commemorates Palestinians' ongoing, 73-year resistance to expulsion from their homes and lands, Saqi Books is offering 20 Palestinian e-books from their back catalog free to … Continue reading Nakba Day: Free Palestinian Ebooks, Magazines, More Recommended Reading
The three translated poems are "We," "Massacres," and "I Don't Ask Anymore."
Lebanese poet, journalist, artist, and singer Inaya Jaber died Monday evening after a brief struggle with illness, according to news reports.
"Farewell to the prison bars and walls / Farewell to friends and our nighttime talks / when you divvied up the moonlight amongst us."