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Poetry & Prose

“Spring Also Falls” by Suheir Hammad

“Spring Also Falls” by Suheir Hammad

spring also falls future without shoulder without shade there is impossible of absence ghosts in basin of belly there is din of nation rush of sea the... Read more

“Now That We Have Tasted Hope” by Khaled Mattawa

“Now That We Have Tasted Hope” by Khaled Mattawa

Listen to Libyan poet and recent winner of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship Khaled Mattawa read his latest for the revolution in Libya on BBC’s... Read more

“Also Libya” by Suheir Hammad

“Also Libya” by Suheir Hammad

also libya no one tells you if anyone does you do not listen anyway if you do still you do not understand no one tells you how to be free there is fire... Read more

“What is to Give Light” by Yahia Lababidi

“What is to Give Light” by Yahia Lababidi

What is to Give Light What is to give light must endure burning, a man once said Another man became the matchstick that set a nation aflame But fire, and... Read more

VIDEO: Suheir Hammad: Poems of War, Peace, Women, Power

VIDEO: Suheir Hammad: Poems of War, Peace, Women, Power

In the same way that we can count on Egyptians to stay in Midan Tahrir night after night, we can count on Suheir Hammad to deliver. Again and again.... Read more

“Into Egypt” by Suheir Hammad

“Into Egypt” by Suheir Hammad

tunisians started it. egyptians followed. palestinian-american suheir hammad wrote to it. we have to remind one another that art endures. we hope you... Read more

6Qs with Author Randa Jarrar

6Qs with Author Randa Jarrar

Photo courtesy Bering Photography Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home, which won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American... Read more

Project Hope: Old Conflict, Fresh Take

Project Hope: Old Conflict, Fresh Take

When I saw an exhibit of graphic novels put together by children at a school in Nablus, I felt relieved that someone was approaching the Palestinian-Israeli... Read more

Susan Abulhawa’s <i>The Scar of David</i>

Susan Abulhawa’s The Scar of David

When I am given a book and a time-line to read it, I usually don’t because I feel like I’m being forced into something. This was the case with... Read more

6Qs with Writer Alicia Erian

6Qs with Writer Alicia Erian

Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Towelhead, stirred readers and critics alike. Later, it was adapted into film. She’s an author, writer, screenwriter,... Read more

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