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2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Shared screen with speaker view
Kirun Kapur she/her/hers
35:53
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Rebecca Olander (she/her)
41:56
Gorgeous poem, in both languages.
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
42:03
wonderful to hear these both together
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
42:45
Will you please share the poem title and poet again? Thank you.
Jennifer Jean
43:31
Wolves is the title of the poem.
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
43:56
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Jennifer Jean
44:12
Wolves Have No Home by Amaal al-Deeb :)
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
48:48
Oh, oh, I love that poem. “The goldfish of my eyes”…
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
49:39
Travel is by?
Cynthia Parker-Ohene
51:51
Love hearing the poems in Arabic, love the sounds
Frances Donovan
52:04
I agree! It rolls over me like water
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
52:29
Dima and Kirun, thank you both for your renderings of these poems. Your readings are beautiful.
Kirun Kapur she/her/hers
52:36
TravelBy Nour El-Huda Mohamad Faraj
Amelia L (she/her)
53:46
I studied Arabic in college and am very rusty. I am loving this chance to reawaken me listening! All of these poems are beautiful. The teamwork you mention about the translation process is very illuminating as well. Loving this. Thank you.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
56:42
Oh, yes, that ending!!!
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
56:56
Can you please add the titles and poets to all the poems in the chat? thank you.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:01:43
SO good.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:09:10
It’s easy to see the joy and fun in this, for sure. I can hardly wait for this anthology!!
Richard Hoffman
01:10:56
who leave their crutch on the threshold of the unknown!
Richard Hoffman
01:11:24
and today. Today. In Gaza.
maya Evans
01:12:47
I love hearing Arabic- such a vividly expressive language! Thank you for having it translated and thank you for reading in Arabic.
Frances Donovan
01:13:40
Thank you Dima, Jennifer, and Kirun for the beautiful poems!
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
01:14:33
What steps do you recommend one can take to try co-translation work?
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:16:02
Such an important point to make, re: content of conflict.
KATHLEEN BAKER
01:16:36
Jennifer - you said you do not speak Arabic - can you explain how you work with others to achieve the final poem? What is the process?
Mary
01:20:15
So much of poetry is lyricism. Many of the Arabic poems have repetition of words and rhymes that are not apparent in the English - how much emphasis is given to the ‘message’, vs. the ‘emotion evoked’ ?
Richard Hoffman
01:21:30
heart work! Yes. Thank you Jennifer.
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
01:21:51
We need to understand the socio-political cultural context
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:25:02
The other importance to asking contemporary poets is that they are there to BE asked. It makes it a collaboration between three poets, in which less will be lost and more gained.
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
01:26:25
Are these poets you are translating well published or emerging or both?
Krysia (she/her) Wazny McClain
01:26:53
Such an interesting point. That makes so much sense.
Kirun Kapur
01:28:20
www.jenniferjeanwriter.weebly.com
Jennifer Jean
01:28:42
https://jenniferjeanwriter.weebly.com
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:28:49
Jennifer Jean - Poet, Translator, Editor, EducatorNew Books: OBJECT LESSON and OBJECT LESSON: A GUIDE TO WRITING POETRY (Lily Books 2021)Website: https://www.jenniferjeanwriter.weebly.comKirun KapurLatest book: Women in the Waiting RoomWebsite: https://www.kirunkapur.comDima BashaTedTalk: Simple steps , Syriahttps://youtu.be/3XZaSB-NE_8www.GoldnSilk.comIG: https://instagram.com/gold_n_silk?igshid=16btclmh0dwjtFB: https://www.facebook.com/GoldNSilkHer Story Is:https://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/her-story-is
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:29:23
Co-translated poem: "I Sleep in my Inkwell and Wave to the Distant" - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/153226/i-sleep-in-my-inkwell-and-wave-to-the-distant
Jennifer Jean
01:29:28
I Sleep in my Inwell and Wave to the Distant - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/153226/i-sleep-in-my-inkwell-and-wave-to-the-distant
Mary
01:30:24
Thank you for your important work!
Krysia (she/her) Wazny McClain
01:30:33
Thank you all! Such a wonderful reading and informative discussion!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:30:35
What a beautiful project and a beautiful afternoon. Thank you Jennifer, Kirun, and Dima. LOVE IT.
David Miller
01:30:35
Thank you for this hour! Very fine!
Amelia L (she/her)
01:30:36
You have done an incredible job! Thank you so much for tis program! I shared all of the information with my former Arabic professor.
Richard Hoffman
01:30:38
Brava! Brava!
Amelia L (she/her)
01:30:41
mumtaazzz!
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:30:43
this was so lovely
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
01:30:54
Incredible. Important. Exciting work!
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:31:01
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Amelia L (she/her)
01:31:34
Fort Point Theater Channel supports this series of #HerStoryIs! https://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/ That is where I heard about his event.