In celebration of the November publication of Chaos, Crossing, written by Olivia Elias and translated from French to English by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, we have gathered six poems by the celebrated Palestinian poet.
In this hybrid talk/reading, Kareem James Abu-Zeid will take us on a whirlwind journey through Arab poetry, using his own recent translations as stopping points.
“Eyes fixed on the Mediterranean /
mirage shimmering from afar /
we sail from island to island /
between walls and barbed wire”