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Poems by Hind Shoufani

Two Unpublished Poems by Hind Shoufani

Enjoy two poems by Palestinian poet Hind Shoufani: "Curls" and "The ineptitude of my education in dealing with loss." Shoufani, author of two volumes of poetry (More Light Than Death Could Bear and Inkstains on the Edge of Light), was a featured poet at this year's City of Asylum Pittsburgh's annual Jazz Poetry Concert.

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Egyptian Blogger Allaa Abdel Fattah

A Return to Mubarak's Prison: A Letter from Blogger Allaa Abdel Fattah

In this letter smuggled out of prison, prominent Egyptian blogger Allaa Abdel Fattah details his treatment in jail and accuses the military of hijacking the government. Fattah was arrested for his coverage of clashes between military forces and Coptic Christians nearly a month ago at the state television building, Maspeero.

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Paul Mennes and Terrance Hayes

Dear Paul, Dear Terrance

Read a letter exchange between Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes and Flemish novelist Paul Mennes. The writers were the inaugural authors in a new city-to-city “writer residency exchange” between City of Asylum Pittsburgh and Het Beschrijf of Brussels.

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