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First Arabic Poetry Published Book in Japanese Haiku Style by Dearborn’s AlMisiafy AlRikabi (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avXFg9U_2N8 Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterized by three qualities: The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru).[1] This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji ("cutting word") between them,[2] a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in ...

Kamelya Youssef, the Authentic Arab American Ecopoet Activist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4biiuhbW6M “People usually comment that your name is also a flower or that you’re named after it or it after you.” With these words Kamelya Youssef once started her poem Xylem Kamelya Youssef is a Detroit-based poet, organizer, graduate student, and teacher. She is a member of the Z Collective and a board member of ...

Hadi Eldebek on Why Must Artists Be Poor? and Grantpa

https://www.ted.com/talks/hadi_eldebek_how_artists_contribute_to_the_economy_and_how_we_can_support_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus ...

Adnan Beydoun: Our Cultural Forums Have Become Dancers For New Gods of Politics and Business

He was introduced by Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJIsmR9IvU Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVUkCufk80 Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmiHmEoPRv8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmiHmEoPRv8 Dearborn Open Mic takes place first Wednesday of every month at the Arab American National Museum.  Follow us on all these platforms: Dearborn Open Mic Podcast for Apple devices: http://ift.tt/2p8w2gK Podcast for Android device: http://ift.tt/2DncbPd Blog: Dearbornblog.com Website: Dearbornblog.com/openmic ...

Dearborn Open Mic – Mr. Yousef Alqamoussi Reciting “Crazy” and “Hegdar”

Dearborn Open Mic is organized by Dearborn Blog and usually hosted by the Arab American Museum. We thank Adonis Restuarant for hosting this episode of the Dearborn Open Mic. Wissam Charafeddine, founder of Dearborn Open Mic and Dearborn Blog, introduced Yousef with the following: Yousef is the author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, ...