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Monday, November 09, 2020


A Found Poem from Reuters
by David Radavich

A Palestinian boy at the site of his family’s destroyed tented home in Khirbet Humsah in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, November 5, 2020. CREDIT: REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

a Bedouin village
displacing 73 Palestinians,
including 41 children.

Tented homes, animal shelters,
latrines, and solar panels

mattresses, computers,
carpets strewn
across the desert

without electricity,
sewage, or running water.

Election Day in the U.S.

869 Palestinians left homeless
so far this year.

Winter is coming.

David Radavich's latest narrative collection is America Abroad: An Epic of Discovery (2019), companion volume to his earlier America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (2007). Recent lyric collections are Middle-East Mezze (2011) and The Countries We Live In (2014). His plays have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe.