[Derry] Palestinian poet Remi Kanazi live (SCPHCCP & Unison)
Join the St. Columb’s Park House-Campaigning Communities Project and UNISION Community Branch for an evening with Palestinian American performance poet Remi Kanazi, touring his latest collection of poetry, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine. Wednesay 29th June, 7pm, St. Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Rd, Derry. Free Entry.
Remi is a poet and writer based in New York City. He is the author the newly released collection of poetry, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and the editor of Poets For Palestine. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Salon, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and he has appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a Lannan Residency Fellow and an Advisory Committee member for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
More on Remi Kanazi – http://remikanazi.com/
This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings – http://bit.ly/1gQzsOE
Normalize This! – http://bit.ly/Rr6pPK
“[Remi Kanazi’s] rhymes and rhythms, filled with sharp wit, irony and deep empathy…tackle some of the most urgent political struggles of our day.” – Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine.
“A poetic…personal journey into the past and present of Palestine that will resonate with anyone concerned with the land and its people.” – Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
“Kanazi’s haunting poems are not written to be consumed. They reserve a place in one’s conscience, in one’s memory, and — hopefully — in one’s praxis.” – Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement