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Poetry by Palestinian-American Poet Farid Bitar & Exhibit

Hosted by the Consul of the Amman Arts & Culture Group
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Fri 03 Aug 19:00 - 21:00

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Palestinian poetry by Farid Bitar will be presented 3 August Friday Protected content at Protected content in both English & Arabic.

Farid Bitar is a published poet/artist/performer. He has produced his shows in NYC, and performed all over the USA, as well as overseas, in Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Iran on poetry tours and at film festivals.

Farid has published two poetry books: "Footprints in the Mist" in Protected content "Treasury of Arabic Love" in Protected content . Several of his poems are in the recent bilingual (Arabic and English) anthology of Palestinian Poets entitled "A Blade of Grass" published in November, Protected content . Farid has also recorded two music CD’s in the studios in Protected content 2011: "Fatoosh" and "Shutat".

The event will be introduced by peace activist and author of “Love and Terror in the Middle East” Frank Romano, who is currently leading peace marches in the West Bank. Paintings about Palestine and Gaza by Dr. Jacqui Taylor Basker, an American who lives part time in Jordan and organized this event, will also be shown. It is free and open to the public. For information call Protected content

Here is a short blurb about the anthology, taken from the back cover of the book:

"A Blade of Grass" brings together, in English and Arabic, new work by poets from the Occupied West Bank and Gaza, from the Palestinian diaspora and from within the disputed borders of Israel. It celebrates the flourishing cultural resistance of the Palestinian people. These poems bear witness to catastrophe and to the powerful determination to survive it.

Farid will be doing more events while in Amman. Contact Protected content