Justine Youssef and Duha Ali, ‘Kohl’, 2018, 3 ch. video installation, 4 minutes and brass bowls, kohl, sandstone and clay vessels, video still view.

Poets of Arab Heritage

BAYT Editorial: Zeina Hashem Beck

10 Works by Justine Youssef

In Search of Living Rooms Filled With Laughter: On Belonging as a British-Lebanese in a Time of Revolution by Nasri Atallah
The Arabic Poem that Jumped the Fence by Huda Fakhreddine
Reel Bad Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Dear White, It’s OK to be white by Ghassan Hage

bil 3arabi: 6 poems by Sara Saleh

Selected by Cordite Poetry Review

And 42 new poems selected by Zeina Hashem Beck:
Big Song
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Ain Al Hasouda
by Rasha Al Duwaisan
From Istanbul
by Nusaiba Imady
by Nathalie Handal
by Farah Chamma
Seismic Shifts
by Elmaz Abinader
by Fady Joudah
love poem for the newly out
by Zeyn Joukhadar
Skyping My Mother
by Philip Metres
A Refugee Grows Old
by Zeina Azzam
Porch Haiku
by Hayan Charara and Marwa Helal
by Glenn Shaheen
Like Smoke Does
by Threa Almontaser
Losing It
by Jessica Abughattas
antigone 4
by Fargo Tbakhi
Looking for Shade in Beirut
by Ahmad Almallah
Eminent Domain Tanka
by Deema Shehabi
Dream Where I find My Roof
by Diane DeCillis
Fish in Bushwick
by Kamelya Youssef
Ramadan, 1979
by Majda Gama
by Lisa Suhair Majaj
by George Abraham
by Chad Abushanab
Spring Fragment
by Leila Chatti
by Zaina Alsous


Released: 5 December 2019


Malaysia bet online website

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

In Arabic, ‘bayt’ means house and also a line of poetry. Welcome. I hope you enter and explore.

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Pascalle Burton Reviews Jackson’s A Coat of Ashes

Friday, November 15th, 2019

One part is conceptualising and ordering the world and the other is accepting the world as it is. – Agnès Varda

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‘To map the language I write in’: Jo Langdon Interviews Albena Todorova

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Image courtesy of Albena Todorova Albena Todorova is a Bulgarian writer currently living and working in London. She is the author of three books of poetry: an award-winning self-published debut, poems (stihotvoreniya) (2014); Poems That Make You Want to Love …

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Chorography and Toute-eau in the Waters of Lower Murray Country

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The first line of this fragment by poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite opens philosopher édouard Glissant’s Poetics of Relation. ‘The unity is submarine’.

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Brendan Casey on as Cordite Scholarly Editor

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

I’m honoured to announce that Brendan Casey will be taking up the helm of Cordite Scholarly Editor. Casey is a doctoral candidate in the English and Theatre Studies program, University of Melbourne, researching Australian poetry and fiction through a postnational …

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