Loading...

Taha Muhammad Ali reads Revenge at the Dodge Poetry Festival

14,449 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Nov 28, 2006

One of our favorite moments at the 11th Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (September 28-October 1, 2006) was the reading by Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole of Taha's unpublished poem Revenge.

In 1948, Taha fled from Galilee to Lebanon with his family when their village came under heavy bombardment during the Arab-Israeli war. A year later, still a teenager, he slipped back across the border and settled in Nazareth where he still lives, now as an Israeli citizen. When he is not reading and writing poetry, he runs a souvenir shop.

As you will see from the audience reaction at the end, all of us who were there wished the deep humanity of this poem could be shared with the widest possible audience -- and this is a start.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Loading...


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...