Nathalie Handal’s New Poem, ‘Freedom’

I don't want to borrow too much from Palestinian-American poet Nathalie Handal's "Freedom," published this week in Guernica. But I did want to make sure you saw the poem. It requires no introduction. Freedom                The Arab Revolt 2011 The story begins with a song— it’s stubborn, breaks air into history; for a minute it’s … Continue reading Nathalie Handal’s New Poem, ‘Freedom’

Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

I have never done a link list, but there's just too much to write about today. # The U.S. State Department has issued a press release about Naomi Shihab Nye, her career, and her writing advice.  I find it a bit strange, although perhaps it's the sort of thing the State Department does all the … Continue reading Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

Palestinian-American Poet Nathalie Handal Wins Honorable Mention at San Francisco Book Festival

Palestinian-French-American poet Nathalie Handal's latest collection, Love and Strange Horses, won an honorable mention at the recent San Francisco Book Festival. You can read a review of Love and Strange Horses, which was written in English, at Avatar. It's also reviewed on This Week in Palestine. The review quotes from the collection: History has a … Continue reading Palestinian-American Poet Nathalie Handal Wins Honorable Mention at San Francisco Book Festival

Latest Issue of ‘International Gallerie’ Magazine Focuses on Palestinian Culture

Susannah Tarbush, over at Tanjara, notes that the latest issue of International Gallerie, "an award-winning global arts and ideas journal published from India." Tarbush says: In the realm of the written word, Gallerie has poetry from the late Mahmoud Darwish, in translation from Arabic, and from Nathalie Handal who lives and works in New York, … Continue reading Latest Issue of ‘International Gallerie’ Magazine Focuses on Palestinian Culture