The artist and poet discusses his childhood as a first-generation Palestinian immigrant, the formation of selfhood in preadolescence, and the psychology of drifting.
Recordings of endless border walls, vast piles of garbage, and organs in the human body.
Writing from Palestine about trauma and the complacency of language.
On writing secondhand trauma, cycles of behavior, and the loneliness of internalized homophobia.
Stirring the memory of depopulated Palestinian villages, more than 400 of which were destroyed in 1948 to create what we know now as the West Bank, And Yet My Mask Is Powerful considers how time might be suspended, unrealized, or even ahistorical.
Jewish identity and oppression, at home and abroad.
“It’s like bouncing ideas back and forth with a friend, but the friend is you.”
The personal and the political, accompanied by a few drinks.