Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Writing/Righting by and for Refugees


Making Mirrors - Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, edited by Jehan Bseiso and Becky Thompson, has just been released by Olive Branch Press. The contributors include Palestinian poets Zeina Azzam and Sharif Elmusa, both of whom have read at our annual "Hummus and Poetry" evenings of Palestinian poetry, music, and food. We hope to have them both here again this coming summer, to read from, and celebrate, this wonderful new anthology!
Here is a poem from the collection :

My People's Story

We once lived rooted
like the ancient olive trees.
Now we're birds
nesting on songs
about homes we miss.
Storms and distances
decide our address.

Ibtisam Barakat

2 Comments:

Blogger Kit Harrison said...

I am eager to get a copy of this book! I'll stop in on my next time down the coast. Thanks!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Kit Harrison said...

I am eager to get a copy of this book! I'll stop in on my next time down the coast. Thanks!

2:48 PM  

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