In the framework of the programs devoted to Arabic poetry at Confederation House, we open a window to the unique voice of contemporary Palestinian Arab poets in Israel. Through their poetry we shall learn of the complex poetic and cultural fabric of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, the nature of Arab culture and its manner of relating to a variety of unusual questions. We shall deal with the individual opposite the collective, the attitude toward women, the body, the soul, God and more. In the two first encounters poets will read from each other’s work revealing their hidden poetic worlds.
Editors: Dr. Basilius Bowardi
and Dr. Rim GhanaimYoung Palestinian Arab poetry in Israel
This encounter will be a conversation between two young poets: Nasreen Ghadban
and Ali Qadri
. Each embarked on an exploration of the other’s works and will explore how they crossed boundaries and redefined their personal identity, cultural and national. The encounter will shed light on young Palestinian Arab poetry in Israel and on the emergence of a movement in poetry that does not conform to conventional axioms.
Moderator: Dr. Basilius Bowardi
Nasreen Ghadban. Photo: Nidaa Jadban Badr
Ali Qadri. Photo: Shawqi