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WELCOME TO THE FALL ISSUE OF KNOT MAGAZINE! WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING SUBMISSION FOR OUR WINTER 2012 ISSUE. PLEASE READ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

In our debut issue, we are proud to feature the work of Tunisian poet, critic, novelist and intellectual, Fawzia Alwi.

Fawzia hales from the west side of Kasserine, Tunisia and teaches literature at the university of Tunisia. Her poems are charged with longing, sadness, loss, and are each powerful testimonies to her culture and the Arab Spring.

In addition, KNOT is pleased to feature new works of fiction by San Diego novelist, D.W. Aossey, poetry from Samuel Hazo and David Kherdian, and interviews with Diana Abu-Jaber, Edda Tassi, and Leila A. Fortier. We are also adding music to the debut issue by turkish vocalist halil sezai.

We are pleased to bring you a plethora of gifted artist and musicians,  from all areas of the Middle East.

~KNOT MAGAZINE STAFF

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “HOME”

  1. Peace by Poetry

  2. This moves me to tears. Beautiful and nostalgic and sad.

  3. You were kind to publish my poem Gaza, thank you. The current offensive has moved me to write the following:

    The Modern New Testament

    In this modern era what have the children
    of Abraham been up to? New acts
    of his apostles, new Messiahs come
    to save, new ways of being Martred.
    Should the first book be called “Pogram”,
    a tidy word hiding a lot of pain
    in the sorting of the wheat and chaff.
    Perhaps the second should be called
    “Forced Exile”, native peoples driven
    from ancient homelands; even today,
    in the Amazon Forests, in Palestine.
    Drones, like Archangels, provide
    Pillars of Fire by night and
    Pillars of Smoke by day. Driving
    the distraught and desperate from their homes.
    And what of Yahweh? He’s suited
    and tied, clean shaven, speaking in tongues
    in broadcasts to the narrow mindset,
    prepared to lie to save his world.

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