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"I wrote the poems for the singers of the Arab world that you mention at a time where their music helped me grieve and dance. Their music is one of the homes I carry with me wherever I go."
The video was taken on October 19, when Hashem Beck read at the Rugby Tavern in London as part of the London launch of her Laureate's Choice Anthology: There Was and How Much There Was.
"We focused our talk on her "duets," recent works that move between Arabic and English."
But for non-Arabic readers of The Lifted Brow, there's also no "need" to have the Arabic. You could hear one melody, without the other, and that too could be a privileged mode of reading.