“We Don’t Exist in Gaza” and Other Poems

Palestinians play in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Host Marcella Sulak participated in a collaboration with a young, talented poet in Gaza. The collaboration was sponsored by the Peace Factory. Today’s episode is about Israel’s impact on a particular literary endeavor in Gaza. Marcela says, “We felt it was important to get to know one another as people and as poets, not just as ideological issues.”

Here is one poem from this conversation:

“Everything in Gaza is motionless except time.
Everything is aging though not actually growing older.
Even the walls of our houses have wrinkled.
Not a single thing has laughed so long the power is cut.
The white teeth fear the darkness.”

Music:
My White and Brown Land by The Bridge Project

3 comments on “We Don’t Exist in Gaza” and Other Poems

  1. Celine says:

    I would like to make a donation to help him to rebuild the librairy

    1. TLV1 says:

      Hi Celine, one way to donate is through the website http://libraryforgaza.com/donate which lists specific books that the library is seeking to acquire.

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