Poets For Palestine is a unique collection of poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, and art devoted to Palestine.
Unifying a diverse range of poets who have used their words to elevate the consciousness of humanity, the book aims to bridge a younger generation of poets with those who, for decades, have cultivated and strengthened the poetic medium.
Poets For Palestine includes poems by the late Mahmoud Darwish, Amiri Baraka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Suheir Hammad, Nathalie Handal, Patricia Smith, E. Ethelbert Miller, Melissa Tuckey, Ghassan Zaqtan, Remi Kanazi, Dima Hilal, Sholeh Wolpe, Ibtisam Barakat, Philip Metres, Venus Khoury-Ghata, Kathy Engel, Laila Halaby, The N.O.M.A.D.S., Hamida Begum, Tahani Salah, Deema Shehabi, Lisa Suhair Majaj , Hayan Charara, Melissa Hotchkiss, Veronica Golos, Junichi P. Semitsu , J.A. Miller, Marian Haddad, Fady Joudah, Fawzia Afzal-Khan , D. H. Melhem, Pierre Joris, Nizar Wattad (a.k.a. Ragtop), Marilyn Hacker, Alicia Ostriker, and Annemarie Jacir.
All of the proceeds of this volume will go towards funding future cultural endeavors in the US that highlight Arab artistry.
At a time when conditions for Palestinians have become increasingly devastating, Poets For Palestine seeks to give humanity its proper voice and attempts to further demonstrate the role art takes in transmitting and projecting the enormous weight of compassion.