Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Palestinian-American Poet Suheir Hammad - Of Refuge and Language

Def Jam poet Suheir Hammad reads her new poem on Hurricane Katrina: "Evacuated as if criminal // Rescued by neighbors // Shot by soldiers // Adamant they belong // The rest of the world can now see // What I have seen // Do not look away // The rest of the world lives here too // In America"

Also Etan Thomas from the Washington Wizards performs some spoken word.

This took place in Washington D.C. on September 26, 2005.

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