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Calling Budding Poets for Palestine

From Poetic Injustice, Remi Kanazi writes: 

Al Jisser is accepting submissions for its upcoming book: Poets for Palestine.

The concept of this book was inspired by two spoken word shows held at The Bridge art gallery in Manhattan. The first show, the Poetic Injustice Poetry Show, took place in conjunction with the display of the Made in Palestine art exhibition. Excited by the intensity of spoken word, The Bridge brought back the Poetic Injustice Poetry Show for a second night. The second show was held during an equally moving exhibit, Three Arab Painters in New York.Al Jisser hopes to capture the energy of these two nights in Poets for Palestine. Through spoken word, we hope to invigorate those within the Arab community andindividuals interested in the plight of Palestinians.

Poets for Palestine will primarily focus on issues pertaining to Palestine. However, we are accepting poems on other subjects (i.e. Lebanon and Iraq) as well as poems written in forms other than spoken word.

The deadline for submissions is October 16, 2006. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 255 New York, NY 10013. Please do not submit more than 5 poems as we will be considering a large volume of work.


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This entry was posted on 6 September, 2006 by in Activism, Empire, War and Terror, Palestine, Peace and Justice, Poetry.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"