I am humbled and overjoyed to have been invited to this project by Poet Maw Shein Win and Artist and Organizer Megan Wilson to participate in the Clarion Alley Mural Project or CAMP. The Clarion Alley Mural Project, based on social justice murals in an alley of the Mission District in SF, is the collaborative effort of artists and activists to bring these important images to life. We poets composed a piece (or more) to represent the mural we were paired with. The result is passionate and beautiful. There are many components to this event. Poets are filmed reading in the alley, the event is live streamed, there is a round table discussion after, then the poems will be offered as broadsides enclosed in handmade boxes. I am honored to be included in the group paired with the Arab Liberation Mural.
Here is the mural.
The other Arabic activists are Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Leila Khaled, Yasser Murtaja, Naji Daifullah, and Bassel al-Araj.
The poems we created in reaction to the mural will be printed as broadsides and packaged together in artistic boxes that will be for sale in a limited quantity. Photo below: