Kickstarter: Help Palestinian Poets Reach ‘A Bird is not a Stone’ Events

The A Bird is not a Stone fundraising appeal – as covered on Arablit:

Arabic Literature (in English)

From now through May 9, 2014, the editors and and organizers of the poetry collection  A Bird is not a Stone   are running a campaign to rise £3,000 to distribute the book more widely and to support bringing Palestinian poets to Scotland and England for a series of readings:

photo-mainProject organizers are aiming to get Maya Abu al-Hayyat involved in readings this coming August, noting that Abu al-Hayyat both contributed poems to the collection and wrote the book’s Arabic foreword.

Abu al-Hayyat won a “Young Creative Writer Award” in 2005 and the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s “Young Writer Award for Poetry” in 2006. A chapter from her novel, No One Knows His Blood Type, appeared in Banipal 45.

However, co-coordinator Sarah Irving said, “we haven’t made any decisions beyond that, and we’re very conscious of the kind of impediments that the UK Border Agency tends to put in the way of artists from…

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