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Such a perfect day

March 27, 2014

… in London with Beau! Editing poetry over lunch, meeting some amazing people, and taking part in a performance of glorious music and words.

Francesco and Fadi of Taqasim Music School

Francesco and Fadi of Taqasim Music School

Hala Ali

Hala Ali

Hayat Kamille and me

Hayat Kamille and me

That’s my letterpress broadside, visible between Hayat’s hands and mine. The one above it was one of the first to be made for the project. It’s by Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer of Foolscap Press. It places the massacre on Al-Mutanabbi Street in a very long and bloody historical context of printers and publishers being murdered for political reasons.

Beau and I reading Sarah Bodman's book "An Inventory"

Beau and I reading Sarah Bodman’s book “An Inventory”

Two poets - Beau and Gareeb Iskander

Two poets – Beau and Gareeb Iskander

Beau and Wuon-Gean Ho

Beau and Wuon-Gean Ho

Wuon-Gean and me

Wuon-Gean and me

All the photographs above are by Kevin Poolman at The Arab British Centre via Facebook.

It was good to meet the lovely printmaker and dancer Wuon-Gean Ho after months of e-mail correspondence. I have made so many friends through this project!

Her book for the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition can be seen on her blog here. Her website is here.

My attention was caught by this striking book cover. Having heard Gareeb read some of his work, I was hoping to buy the book, but it seems to be out of print.

ghareeb-book

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ghareeb Iskander permalink
    April 7, 2014 3:27 pm

    Indeed it was a great event. Many thanks

  2. April 8, 2014 10:38 pm

    Thanks for dropping in! It was good to meet you, and I’m hoping there will be a reprint of your book.

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