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Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Sentenced to 5 Months; Create Art To Help Fight Her Conviction

Dareen Tatour has already spent more than two years and eight months between prison and house arrest for “incitement to violence” and “support of a terrorist organization” for her poem, “Resist, My People, Resist Them,” and Facebook statuses. She was convicted on all counts in May. This morning, she was sentenced to five months in prison:

 

According to +972, “Tatour will spend less than two months in prison with credit for time served[.]”

 

Tatour’s supporters are asking those who stand against this sentence “to create a sound work in any style which you see fit, using Dareen’s poem as your lyrical base.”

 

They write at poemontrial.org:

With your agreement we intend to curate a digital-only album of submissions, to be made available for sale on several platforms.

 

All sale proceeds will be utilised to assist Dareen’s legal challenge to her conviction.

Please submit your piece by 28/9/2018 via Wetransfer to:

poemontrial@gmail.com

 

For more information you are invited to visit the

Free Dareen Tatour site and Facebook page.

 

The project is being run by Meira Asher, Dganit Elyakim, Liam Evans, Antye Greie, and longtime Tatour supporter Yoav Haifawi. If you want to participate, find the poem here, translated by poet Tariq al Haydar.

 

M Lynx Qualey, July 31, 2018

 

* M Lynx Qualey is the editor-in-chief of the ArabLit cooperative.

Post originally published in https://arablit.org/2018/07/31/dareen-tatours-sentencing-set-for-today-create-art-to-help-fight-her-conviction/

 

Read Also:

 

Palestinian Poet Convicted on Incitement…for Poem

 

‘It Was Another Year’s September’

 

‘Resist, My People, Resist Them’

 

English Translation

 

Video

 

More work by Dareen Tatour in translation:

 

‘Rebellion of Silence’: New Work by Poet-on-trial Dareen Tatour

‘A Poet’s Hallucinations,’ by Dareen Tatour

A New Translation of Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour’s ‘I… Who Am I?’

‘A Poet Behind Bars’: A New Poem from Dareen Tatour

New Poems by Dareen Tatour, Under House Arrest in Israel

 

Video:

 

Dareen Tatour reading ‘A Poet’s Hallucinations – Arabic & English

 

Image:

Dareen Tatour reading Posted by, Yoav Haifawi, via Youtube,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmVq89cPFY4 / “fair-use”

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