Hamilton Arts and Letters Presents
Defy the Silence
Poems by Rasha Omran
Imagine, in your country, half the population in exile, displaced, or dead. Imagine thousands arrested, tortured, and lost in prisons in your country. Imagine you now live in exile and people are still fleeing and dying in your country.
The poems selected for this online book are part of Rasha’s ongoing resistance to the silencing and erasure of Syria.
“Rasha Omran is one of Syria’s most well-known poets, intellectuals, and reform advocates.” [—Cairo Literature Festival Program]
Defy the Silence, poems in three languages: Arabic, English, and Italian. A collaboration between Rasha Omran and Abdelrehim Youssef, Kim Echlin and Monica Pareschi.
Publisher: HA&L © Hamilton Arts & Letters, samizdat press, Hamilton, ON Canada, 2018.
HA&L’s First PRINT Edition!
A selection from:
HA&L magazine issue 10.1
Monica Kidd & Shane Neilson
Pick up a copy at Tucker Plus ~ Rubber Stamps, Fountain Pens, and Books. 159 John St. S, Hamilton, ON Canada.
OR receive one in the mail
$20 bucks (plus $5 for postage)
Publisher: HA&L © Hamilton Arts & Letters, samizdat press, Hamilton, Canada, 2017.
HA&L’s FIRST online Book!
A Rattle Of Spring Frogs
Poetry by Nelson Ball
Introduction by R. Bruce Elder
Artwork by Barbara Caruso
Audio readings by Bernadette Rule, Paul Lisson, and Cheryl Smith
Publisher: HA&L © Hamilton Arts & Letters, samizdat press, Hamilton, Canada, 2014.