Tuesday, 31 July 2018

An interview with Dareen Tatour

I first met the Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour two years ago in July 2016. She was being held under house arrest in Tel Aviv, but had been given a pass to visit her family in Reineh for Eid.

By the time we met, she had already been arrested, interrogated, and put on trial for incitement—all for one video/poem and two Facebook posts. As a poet and writer, I was appalled that this gentle, small-town poet was being persecuted for the very thing that poets around the world do every day as a matter of vocation.

On that sunny Eid morning as we sat talking over cookies and coffee, I never imagined that I would still be writing and talking about her case two years later.

Yet here we are.  Full Read Here.

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