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Suheir Hammad’s anti-war poems at TED Women

By Harriet Staff

Poet Suheir Hammad who “blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn” performed at TEDWomen in Washington DC in December. Hammad addressed the crowd of “confused, aspiring pacifists” and spoke of how poetry prepares you to confront “man’s creative violence” in her poems “What I Will” and “break (clustered).”

Posted in Poetry News on Friday, March 18th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.