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’
Adonis is still working on poetry, but next---his memoirs.
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
If you're looking for it, there are a number of places to seek out excellent Arab American poets. They are celebrated individually (Khaled Mattawa just won a major poetry award) and as a group, as in the most recent Banipal (38).
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
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