Sunday, July 19, 2009

Writers On Writing: Suheir Hammad

Suheir Hammad defines terrorism as "the killing of dreams" and talks about her experience, as a Palestinian Muslim living in Brooklyn, of September 11th, 2001. The interview is ten minutes, after that there is a lot of "donate now" for the organization hosting the interview. My putting the video up here is not an endorsement of anyone or anything. I just put up words that are interesting -- words from writers who have meaningful things to say. It's up to you to turn off when you're done watching.

But do watch a bit of Suheir. I saw her read her poetry at the Audre Lorde Project in Brooklyn more than ten years ago, and she rocked me to my core with the passion of her words.

1 comment:

jonyangorg said...

oh i love suheir, she's amazing, thanks for putting this up!

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