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Meanderings & mawqifs of poetry, poetics, translations y mas. Travelogue too.

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Uri Avnery: A Lady With A Smile 

February 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Israel, Palestine, Palestinian people, Uncategorized

February 13, 2015                  IT IS not easy to be an Arab in Israel. It is not easy to be a woman in Arab society. It is not easy to be an Arab in Israeli politics. And even less easy to be an Arab woman in the Knesset. […]

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To quote the backdrop of Wolfgang Rihm’s staging of “Die Hamletmaschine”

January 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

HOPE IS BUT A LACK OF INFORMATION

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Egyptian Poet Fatima Naoot Gets Three-year Jail Sentence for ‘Insulting Islam’

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

via Arab Literature (in English) & mlynxqualey: Poet Fatima Naoot was sentenced today to three years in prison and a 20,000LE fine, found guilty of “contempt of religion”: Photo from Poetry International. According to Ahram Online, Naoot goes to prison immediately and must appeal from there. Naoot was charged not for her poetry, but for a Facebook post from October 2014. […]

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Human-made climate change suppresses the next ice age

January 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Climate Change, Uncategorized

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 01/14/2016  Humanity has become a geological force that is able to suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a study now published in the renowned scientific journal Nature shows. Cracking the code of glacial inception, scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact […]

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Where are we now — with Bowie Gone?

January 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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On The Road to Idaho…

January 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

……check Nicole’s blog for updates on our travels & travails. See you once in the West… Day One is here. Day Two is here. Day Three is here. Day Four is here. Day Five will be here.

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My 2015 Booklist

December 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Books, Uncategorized

In no specific order & given my reading habits I can’t keep it to a clean or dirty dozen, nor to one language: Nathaniel Mackey, Blue Fasa (NDP) Emilio Villa, The Selected Poetry of Emilio Villa, translated by Dominic Siracusa (Contra Mundum Press) Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Qu’est-ce qu’une frontière aujourd’hui?  (puf) Emily Critchley, Out of […]

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Claude Pélieu, poet & collagist extraordinaire…

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Collage, Poet, Poetry, Uncategorized

…left us on this day, 13 years ago. Which I suddenly realized as this morning I set to gather a dossier on his work for an issue of a French magazine (L’Homme sans épaules) to be published in the summer of 2016.  Here, in my English translation, a poem from the late sixties, from the volume […]

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A List: Global Readings for Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia

December 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Poetry readings, Uncategorized

via Arabic Literature (in English). BY MLYNXQUALEY on DECEMBER 19, 2015 • ( 1 ) The international literature festival Berlin is calling on “all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading on Thursday, January 14, 2016 of selected poems and other texts in support […]

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Uri Avnery: A Lonely Lawyer

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Israel, Palestine, Palestinian people, Uncategorized

December 19, 2015 BY NOW EVERY ISRAELI has seen the TV clip several times – showing a 14-year old Arab girl being shot dead near the central market of Jewish Jerusalem. The story is well known: two sisters, 14 and 16 years old, have decided to attack Israelis. The clip, taken by a security camera, […]

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