Posts Tagged: Poetry
On 25 February 2016 members of English PEN, Amnesty International and Farrago Poetry gathered at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London to protest the imprisonment of Mohammed al-‘Ajami. Al-‘Ajami has been in prison since his arrest in on 16 November 2011. He was charged with ‘challenging the authority of the Emir’ after
On 13 February 2016 Zhu Yufu will spend yet another birthday – his 63rd – behind bars in China. Political dissident and poet Zhu Yufu, a member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC), was arrested in March 2011 and later charged with ‘inciting subversion of state power’ through his critical writings. A year later,
Sudanese-American poet Safia Elhillo shares two new poems and comments on the complex relationship between language, identity, family and the concept of home when living in the diaspora.