- Title: A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry
- Author: Liz Lochhead
- ISBN: 9781908754561
- Page: 251
- Format: Paperback
This is a major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by 25 of Scotland s very best writers including Don Paterson, Jackie Kay, James Robertson, Jen Hadfield, Kathleen Jamie, Vicki Feaver, Alasdair Gray, Douglas Dunn, and Andrew Greig.
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“Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?”― Aldous HuxleyA Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry edited by Liz Lochhead is a diverse collection of Palestinian poetry. Lochhead is a Scottish poet and dramatist, originally from Newarthill in North Lanarkshire. This collection has been translated by twenty-five Sc [...]
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It is not easy being a Palestinian poet today. Young Palestinian voices have to live with being forever overshadowed by the eminent Mahmoud Darwish. While Darwish wrote about Palestine like a lost paradise, these young poets never knew Palestine as a peaceful place; they don’t have anything to mourn. Their memories are of an isolated land full of violence and insecurity.This, in turn, makes their poetry sound less sedated, less vague or passive and more accessible.They don’t wallow in ancien [...]
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