Hear, listen, read, hope.

the sea


In response to the call to host a reading in support of Poet Ashraf Fayadh, from my remote rural location I read three poems that you may wish to read or listen to in order to stand up for freedom, life, poetry.

Ashraf Fayadh, from Instructions Within: ‘A Melancholy Made of Dough,’ translated by Tariq Alhaydar, and then A Space in the Void,” translated by Jonathan Wright. Also, Youssef Rakha, “Listen Ashraf“, translated by Robin Moger.

update 3 February, a move in the right direction yesterday : Ashraf Fayadh’s Death Sentence Repealed; New Ruling Sentences Poet to 8 Years, 800 Lashes


  1. […] Unbearably awful. Today the poet Fayadh is going to be executed in Saudia Arabia. http://mondoweiss.net/2016/01/palestinian-scheduled-execution There is a call to read his poetry aloud all through today, this day, the day of his death. This is a haunting poem. You can hear it read aloud here: https://soundcloud.com/m-a-djeribi/sets/reading-for-ashraf-fayad-14-january-2016 from the blog https://maisondjeribi.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/hear-listen-read-hope/ […]

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