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A selection of poems published in Palestine Voice, submitted by poets from everywhere from Virginia to Gaza.

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Salah Omar

“I’m a Palestinian activist and poet – Egyptian by birth, Palestinian by blood.
For 19 years, I’ve been subjected to Israeli injustice, inflaming the rebel tide in
my veins and encouraging me to pursue my dream of studying international
law abroad and writing an autobiography.

I started writing poetry at age of 8. I read a poem by Mahmoud Darwish and I
fell in love with poetry; this unique form of art helps me engage my emotions
and create a picture for readers of anything I want to communicate. I believe
the power of the word is stronger than tyrants’ weapons.

I once read in a book that Mahatma Ghandi said, “Be the change you would
like to see in the world.” That’s what I aspire to do through my art.”

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S.A. Borders-Shoemaker

S.A. Borders-Shoemaker is a Ph.D. Candidate in Conflict Analysis & Resolution. She received her MA Palestine Studies degree from the University of Exeter and has been an advocate for Palestinian rights alongside her professional work in interpersonal communication. Her published works include poetry, editorials, and a micronovel.

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Ahmed Miqdad

Ahmed A. Miqdad is a Palestinian teacher and writer. He received his MA in Methodology and Curriculum from the Islamic University of Gaza. He has published three poetic books Gaza Narrates Poetry, When Hope Isn’t Enough and Stolen Lives along with a short novel Falastin.

His purpose in writing is to spread the awareness and knowledge about the Palestinian cause worldwide through literature till the freedom of Palestine. He also intends to show the crimes and genocides of the Israeli occupation and the long-time suffering of Palestinians.

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Aseel Jarrar

Aseel is a 22 year old Palestinian living in Ramallah. Soon to graduate from Birzeit University with a degree in English language, literature and translation, she enjoys all forms of creative writing and hopes to continue with this as a career.

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Aya Ahmed

Aya Ahmad is a 20-year-old Iraqi student from London currently studying genetics at the University of Leicester. She heads the publicity & media team at her university’s Islamic society. Aya found passion in poetry at a young age as it helped her deal with a range of topics that she found difficult to articulate in general conversation. One of her goals is to publish a book in the near future. Instagram: @thrilla_manillah

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Anne Mosley

Anne travelled on Just Cycle 2019 and wrote a poem for the group’s Palestinian driver Omar, who could not continue into Jerusalem with them.

Anne is a facilitator and trainer in London, with a particular interest in mediation across cultural and linguistic divides. She feels especially drawn to the Palestinian narrative.

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