British Writers In Support of Palestine

April 22, 2014

A Bird is Not a Stone: Palestinian Poetry in Translation

Filed under: Palestinian Literature — Naomi Foyle @ 10:53 pm
Tags: , ,
Contemporary Palestinian poetry translated into English, Scots, Gaelic and Shetlandic
A Bird is not a Stone is a collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry in Arabic, translated and reworked by Scottish poets into English, Scots, Gaelic and Shetlandic. The bilingual collection will be published by Glasgow’s Freight Books in summer 2014.
The project is currently fundraising to be able to share as many copies of the book as possible, principally with universities, libraries and other institutions in Palestine and in Palestinian refugee communities. And secondly, to enable Palestinian poets to come to Britain and Scottish poets to visit Palestine, to share their work with different audiences.
Please read more about it and support the project if you can.

December 3, 2011

Remi Kanazi in Brighton – Videolink

Filed under: Palestinian Literature — Naomi Foyle @ 4:48 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

Thanks to Innovative Minds for recording and posting Remi’s brilliant Brighton gig, along with more pix and poems from his English tour. Click and scroll down to see:

Remi Kanazi in Brighton [90 minute video]

October 30, 2011

Poetic Injustice: Remi Kanazi UK Tour!

BWISP is excited!  After his storming performance at the Southbank last November, Remi Kanazi hits the UK again, with a three week tour kicking off November 12th in London:

Poetic Injustice

an evening of political performance poetry

with Remi Kanazi & Special Guests

Zita Holbourne, Rafeef Ziadah, Omar Offendum

Sat 12 Nov 2011, 7.15pm// Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY

REMI KANAZI Palestinian-American Performance poet, writer, and activist based in New York City, Remi is the editor of Poets For Palestine and the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world and his poetry has taken him across North America and the Middle East. He recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International at London’s Southbank. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.

RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who still remember the names if their villages in Palestine and still hear the sound of Hadeel (cooing of doves) over Gaza.

OMAR OFFENDUM is a Syrian-American Hip hop artist, author and producer- born in the KSA, raised in the USA , and repeatedly hassled by the TSA. His solo release in 2010 was affectionately dubbed “SyrianamericanA”.

ZITA HOLBOURNE is a poet, artist and activist. Former member of Brothaman Poetry Collective she campaigns for equality, freedom, justice, and democracy through activism, art and poetry.

Book here.

October Early Bird Concessions / NUS £6.00

October Early Bird General Admission £8.00

Doors open: 7.15pm – Show starts at 8pm

N.B. Concessions are those on job seekers allowance or full time students (JSA/NUS cards must be shown to the box office).

Remi Kanazi UK Tour:

Nov 12: London

Nov 13 London

Nov 14: Cambridge

Nov 15: Brighton

Nov 16: Portsmouth

Nov 17: Southampton

Nov 18: Dorset

Nov 19: Bristol

Nov 20: Bristol

Nov 21: Oxford

Nov 22: Birmingham

Nov 23: Liverpool

Nov 24: Nottingham

Nov 25: Leicester

Nov 26: Leeds

Nov 27: Newcastle

Nov 28: Manchester

Nov 29: London

For more information on the above dates contact:

Telephone: 020 7700 6198

Blog at