Read at the vigil for six year old Wadea Al Fayoume, who was murdered in cold blood, "Mamma, I'm fine" is a painful reminder of the blind hatred Palestinians have to endure.
Glass for Breakfast
By Nur Turkmani
"Glass For Breakfast" takes us from Lebanon to Palestine and echoes the connection between their peoples in grief, anger, sorrow and longing.
By Rua Jendawe
Jandawe's poetry is a laborious attempt at personal and collective reflection. Her gripping lines thwart social convention and confront the reader one word at a time.
Save the Cat!
By Eyad Barghuthy
In this playful piece, Barghuthy wrestles as much with his cat as he does with himself. An extraordinary tale of the life of a writer and his pet.
By Aicha Yassin
In her poetry, Aisha Yassin plays with form and language itself. Classical metaphors are intertwined with sentences echoing the gruesome reality of the occupation. The experience of the Palestinian diaspora; the hope, frustration, and guilt are quintessential to her work.
Letters to Shakira
By Mahmoud Shukair
Have you ever wondered how Shakira divides her Palestinian family? Then read this wonderful and funny story by Mahmoud Shukair.
Punishment is Here
In this capturing piece, Ahmoodo intertwines the existential questions of the protagonist with ordinary scenes of life in Gaza.
By Zamak Saadat
Suffering and mourning are ubiquitous in all Palestinian families. Dealing with the unspeakable loss we face every day can barely be put into words. Saadat’s reflective poetry takes us to places we don’t like to be on the border between the living and the dead.
Flat on a Spirit Board
By Mai Serhan
My father left me
so the whole village would love me.
a village flat on a spirit board
for my fingers to rove the