Web Exclusives

  • A photograph from inside of a corn field looking off into the distance, down the mountain under a bright blue sky
    Tumbalá, Chiapas / Photo by Carol Rose Little The following interview was conducted in Ch’ol at the poet’s house in Tumbalá, Mexico, on January 7, 2022. Little and Friedman’s translations of three of Peñate’s poems appear here in the...
  • The cover to three volumes of the New Generation of African Poets series.
    The African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars, and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals...
  • Trees arise out of a body of water, the bark peeled away on the trunks
    Photo © by Yousef Khanfar Terrifying, that ringing of the phone then that voice, insistent, sad “Send your aid eastward all your uncles are now refugees” I sighed deeply, ached for them Then I sent my uncles clothing I had collected for...
  • A geometric pattern of intricate interwoven lines
    We created the Palestinian Kufiyah to be your symbol of elegance and flames of resistance. We centered it with Net of the Sea, To remind you of staying one united, strong nation. We surrounded it with Waves of the Sea...
  • Pieces of paper, covered in Arabic writing, are scattered on a table. A pair of keys sits near the center
    Photo © by Yousef Khanfar For over 850 years, two Palestinian Muslim families have been entrusted with the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the holiest shrine for Christianity. The keys were created on July 15, 1149....
  • A photograph of children, bathed in shadow, gathered in an arch that faces the Dome of the Rock
    The Dome of the Rock in Al-Quds / Photo © by Yousef Khanfar I suffocate in my remorse, for I have betrayed you Against my own will. My apology is overdue. Your wounded eyes mourn tears from the oppression you’ve endured. For what you have...
  • Covers to book included in the booklist below
    When we asked Yousef Khanfar, executive editor of the “Palestine Voices” special issue, to come up with a list of essential titles about Palestine, he shared with us the following curation of thirty indispensable books, beyond those already...
  • A row of umbrellas over reclining benches stretching into the distance by edge of the ocean against a light blue sky
    Rimini, Italy / Photo by Letizia Agosta / Unsplash Find a spot near some water and let yourself be transported to the Italian seaside in this story of two teens who meet on the beach and form a quick intimacy. The stretch of public...
  • Palestinian woman with upraised hands
    Photo © by Yousef Khanfar In the age of globalization, Western social theories, particularly those articulating the concept of feminism, seem to have taken over the world. Today the women’s movement everywhere is being explained and...
  • A photograph of hands pressed up against material, backlit by blue and yellow light
    Photo © by Yousef Khanfar In her debut novel, You Exist Too Much, newly released in paperback, Zaina Arafat’s narrator portrays the fantasies and desires of a young woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities...

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