Tagged: Poetry

Palestinian Poet Imprisoned by Israel for Social Media Posts, Shares Her Story Op-Eds & Analysis
Ben Norton, Salon

Palestinian Poet Imprisoned by Israel for Social Media Posts, Shares Her Story

Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was arrested because of her posts on social media. In October, police raided her home in the middle of the night. They handcuffed Tatour, a 35-year-old poet, and took her away. “You look like a terrorist,” an interrogator told her. The Israeli government accused Tatour...

on August 10, 2016
Dave Eggers, Alice Walker Among Literary Figures Calling for Israel to Free Palestinian Poet Op-Eds & Analysis
JTA, Haaretz

Dave Eggers, Alice Walker Among Literary Figures Calling for Israel to Free Palestinian Poet

More than 150 literary figures, including nine Pulitzer Prize winners, are calling for Israel to free an Israeli-Arab poet charged with inciting violence through social media. The open letter announced Tuesday in support of Dareen Tatour, who has been under house arrest since October, was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace and Adalah-NY (The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel)…

on July 13, 2016
Israel Prosecutes a Palestinian Poet over Youtube Poem News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Israel Prosecutes a Palestinian Poet over Youtube Poem

With a flick of her wrist, Dareen Tatour turned a page in her notebook, smoothed the paper and began reading aloud in a slow, steady cadence. "The charges are like pieces of clothing. They brought me these clothes and forced me to wear them, from my toes to my head," she said, before bursting into excited laughter at the novelty of her work being translated into English.

on June 20, 2016
Breaking the Cultural Siege on Palestine News Roundup
Ylenia Gostoli, Qantara

Breaking the Cultural Siege on Palestine

From 21 – 26 May, the Palestine Festival of Literature toured cities in the West Bank and Israel. In attendance was Jehan Bseiso, a young Palestinian poet. With two anthologies to her name and online publications with ″Electronic Intifada″ and ″The Palestine Chronicle″, Jehan is currently working on a poetry collection called ″Conversations Continued″ – a compilation of real, misheard and misremembered conversations.

on June 13, 2016
Young Palestinian Poet Brings To Life The Troubles Of Jerusalem News Roundup
Charlotte Alfred, The Huffington Post

Young Palestinian Poet Brings To Life The Troubles Of Jerusalem

Mohammed al-Kurd was something of a child star. When he was 11 years old, Israeli settlers took over part of his family’s home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, sparking protests by Palestinian and Israeli activists. Al-Kurd was the main subject of an award-winning documentary about the episode called "My Neighborhood."

on January 29, 2016
Listen: Israel’s Massacres Can’t be Erased, Says Poet Remi Kanazi News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Listen: Israel’s Massacres Can’t be Erased, Says Poet Remi Kanazi

In his new book, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine, Remi Kanazi writes a poem titled “Sumoud” about a young boy named Ahmed. Ahmed’s father is being held by Israeli under administrative detention, a practice of indefinite incarceration without charge or trial. He is on hunger strike to demand his rights, like many current Palestinian prisoners.

on September 22, 2015
A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad

On April 14, 2015, Verso Books will release “Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation.” In this collection of essays and poems, American authors and Palestinian authors living in America offer their raw, unfiltered reactions to the relentless oppression of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

on March 24, 2015
Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection Literature
IMEU

Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection

While developing his latest poetry collection, the aptly named Textu (text + haiku), Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah spent a lot of time on his smartphone. This ubiquitous device may seem like the enemy of good art, but Joudah explains his modern methodology in the book’s short introduction.

on December 19, 2014
Palestinian author, translator win Arabic literature prize News Roundup
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada

Palestinian author, translator win Arabic literature prize

An author and translator from Palestine are among four literary figures honored in the 2014 King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies Translation of Arabic Literature Award. The award, which is co-sponsored by the King Fahd Center at the University of Arkansas and Syracuse University Press, includes a cash prize for the writers and translators but – perhaps more importantly – publication for the translated titles.

on November 21, 2014
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