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Fady Joudah

Tenor

By Fady Joudah Fady Joudah reads "Tenor" at the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Naomi Shihab Nye

My Father, on dialysis / Shoulders

By Naomi Shihab Nye Naomi Shahib Nye performs the poems "My Father, on dialysis" and "Shoulders" at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Dunya Mikhail

The Shape of the World

By Dunya Mikhail Dunya Mikhail reads "The Shape of the World" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Lisa Suhair Majaj

A Few Reasons to Oppose the War

By Lisa Suhair Majaj because wind soughs in the branches of trees
like blood sighing through veins
because in each country there are songs
Dunya Mikhail

from part one of Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

By Dunya Mikhail Through your eye
history enters
and punctured helmets pour out.
Philip Metres

Hearing of Alia Muhammed Baker’s Stroke

By Philip Metres How a Basra librarian
could haul the books each night,
load by load, into her car,
Zein El-Amine

How to write a poem, according to Souha Bechara

By Zein El-Amine Sit in their circle.
Don't let your eyes linger
on any object in the room.
Zohra Saed

Kandahar

By Zohra Saed Behave or the sleeping Alexander will reclaim your lungs.
Kandahar -
Was once a cube of sugar
Ellen Hagan

Before Your Arrival

By Ellen Hagan the ones who brought your father here, come. Bring
with them whole almonds, dried berries & clementines
wrapped in cloth. Their clothes & smart shoes too.
Naomi Shihab Nye

The Burn

By Naomi Shihab Nye Such a swift lump rises in the throat when
a uniformed woman spits Throw it away!
and you tremble to comply wondering why
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