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Poetry is dead vs the death penalty for poetry?

[ by Charles Cameron — current affairs, target practice, and incarnation ]


Palestinian poet and painter Ahraf Fayadh is currently under a death sentence in Saudi Arabia.

It appears important to recognize the full human significance of one’s target


Flaubert apparently pronounced poetry dead in his posthumous opus, Bouvard et P├ęcuchet, 1881, and even Newsweek had noted the fact — “filed under: News” — by 2003. Neither Flaubert nor Newsweek, however, was reckoning on the long-standing Arab enthusiasm for poetry, nicely illustrated to this day by the seriousness with which the authorities treat their poets.



and while we’re on the subject of targeting..

it may also be wise to recognize the full divine significance of one’s target.

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