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Collectives

kəˈlɛktɪv adjective done by people acting as a group. “a collective protest” noun a cooperative enterprise. “the anarchist collective and bookshop” “When in doubt I’m told, write what I know. So I peel my eye to the moment, my love … Continue reading

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Squat Days

“There weren’t two worlds, but only men trying desperately to deny other men. But it was that above all which was impossible:” Georges Perec, “Robert Antelme or the Truth of Literature” I see Mohamed sitting on a chair in the … Continue reading

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Are there any Greeks in this book? (1)

Originally posted on Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics:
Comparisons of Hebraism and Hellenism are often marked by an extraordinary void, the absence of any modern Greeks. While such comparisons always refer to Jewish figures of modernity and cite Jewish writers, Greeks…

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Border Lives

–always some kind of map stretching be-/yond these lines: history, politics, progress… Memories dimmed to the quality/ of ancient murals… I find a new road I never knew existed or, is it an old/ street deprived of its landmarks?// Jane … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

kiss me, for where else do we carry home now, habibi, if not on our lips? Zeina Hashem Beck, “Naming Things, for refugees, September 2015” I dislike the idea of essentialism. I want to believe we always have that choice … Continue reading

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Abeer’s Classroom

The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore “Dover Beach”, Mathew Arnold Abeer came up to me with a wide smile and clasped her hands. She said she had news. We had become friends … Continue reading

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The Children

“The opposite of irony is nakedness” Lia Purpura, “Brief Treatise Against Irony” I was down at the Syrian shelter, or what’s being called ‘Syrian House’ a squat where some 400 people have made a shelter out of an abandoned school. … Continue reading

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