"It’s important to emphasize that the interventions poets make in political debates take the form of poems: they don‘t slot abstract dogmas into verse molds. No—they actually think in poetry. "
But there's also much more of Mersal's work to explore online.
Two new dream poems have recently appeared in translation, online.
"Marrying a piano player / is different from marrying a sailor."
"But I was able to find out that some early issues of that magazine did receive funding from the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and that was unexpected."