Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, founder and managing editor of the Operating System, said that she sought out Fayadh’s work for publication. “The book exists because I felt it was important to do, and to do in a certain way, and sought out how to make it happen—first through Ariel Resnikoff [and the University of Pennsylvania’s] Kelly Writers House, who led me to Mona Kareem, who agreed to [translate] it,” she said. “My hope was that I could upend that process, directly soliciting, commissioning, and encouraging vital, original work into being that might not get published otherwise.”Of course, he's still in jail and scheduled for flogging, but at least there's good news on the publishing front.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
… Jailed Palestinian Poet's Work Gets New Life. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)