The Almond Blossom Knows Its Life Is Short: Poetry of Palestinian Women in Translation

The Almond Blossom Knows Its Life Is Short: Poetry of Palestinian Women in Translation

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Teacher: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Description: In this class we will explore a selection of translated poetry by Palestinian women. How do these poets tend to loss? How do they engage with their interiors while living in varying states of siege, occupation, or exile? What are their obsessions? Which mythologies do they reject and which others do they remake? Together we’ll read across generations, including poems by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, Asmaa’ Azaizeh, Ahlam Bisharat, Laila Al-Sa’ih, and Fadwa Touqan. Join us to reflect together on theme and structure; to encounter texts in the original Arabic alongside the translations; and to end with a writing prompt inspired by our exploration.

Format: Online via Zoom

Accessibility: This class will be conducted in spoken English and may include audiovisual materials such as slides and videos. Please contact us with special accessibility requests. If you have any questions regarding the class, please email us at openpoetrybooks@gmail.com.

Click on the links below to purchase books and chapbooks by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha:

Water & Salt (Red Hen Press, 2017)

Letters from the Interior (Diode Editions, 2019)

Arab in Newsland (Two Sylvias Press, 2017)