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Poetry

A selection of poems submitted to PCF about Palestine.

Click on a poet to read their work. Or send yours to info@palestinefoundation.org.uk

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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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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