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Poets for Palestine Anthology Published

Posted by uscsjp on August 23, 2008

Poets For Palestine was published to unite a diverse range of poets, spoken word artists, and hip-hop artists who have used their words to elevate the consciousness of humanity. Sixty years after the dispossession of the Palestinian people, this anthology presents forty-eight poems alongside original works by Palestinian artists. All proceeds from the sale of this collection will go toward funding future cultural projects that highlight Arab artistry in the United States…”


One Response to “Poets for Palestine Anthology Published”

  1. Feisty Turkish Girl said

    For Palestine

    Driving with you along the city limits of a tired street
    Its body rummaged by the soles of many men
    The silent pulse of songs flutter like wings
    Between our lips, teeth

    And suddenly
    It fills our ears

    The colors dance like sex-full winds atop our foreheads
    Tanned by the eyes of an Arab ancestor
    The melancholy in how she lights the same fire
    Seven times in one swollen morning

    The pregnancy of forgetting to laugh
    The death of laughter

    The black sheets I wrap myself in
    The moons silver strands linger
    Night scatters amongst rooftops

    Like all her children in the streets
    Whose feel became accustomed
    To the cool, heavy touch of stone to palm

    And there in the partial rainstorm
    Far from the orange trees and grapes leaves

    We are driving along the city limits of a tired street

    Its body trampled beneath the tarred boots
    Of men last seen in Gaza with gun in fist

    © Feisty Turkish Girl/A.O. (2005) Reproduction upon permission from author.

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