30. Poetry, Tripoli and Navigating the Moment

Zeina Hashem Beck is a poet originally from Tripoli, Lebanon. We spoke about her poems of course and about what it means to be thinking about Lebanon from outside of Lebanon, especially since the October 17th uprising. We touched upon mental health, struggling with poetry, and sectarian jokes. We also mentioned our respective upbringings, her in Tripoli and myself in Mount Lebanon, and what they reveal about modern Lebanese politics.

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Music by Tarabeat. Photo is a modified version of Zeina’s book ‘3arabi song’.

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