A Blade Of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry

A Blade Of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry
Publisher: Smokestack Books
Published Date: November 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0995767539

A blade of grass brings together, in english and in arabic, new work by poets from the occupied west bank and gaza, from the palestinian diaspora and from within the disputed borders of israel. Featuring work by fady joudah, mahmoud darwish, maya abu al-hayyat, deema k. Shehabi, ashraf fayadh, mustafa abu sneineh, naomi shihab nye, marwan makhoul, farid bitar, fatena al ghorra, dareen tatour and sara saleh, it celebrates the flourishing cultural resistance of the palestinian people to decades of displacement, occupation, exile and bombardment. Written in free verse and innovative forms, hip-hop rhythms and the arabic lyric tradition, these poems bear witness both to catastrophe and to the powerful determination to survive it. Translators include Josh Calvo, Katharine Halls, Fady Joudah, Anna Murison, Sarah Maguire, Raphael Cohen, Tariq Al Haydar, Andrew Leber, Wejdan Ahamala, Waleed Al-Bazoon, Ahmed Taha and Naomi Foyle 


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