The next meeting of the Kennington Bethlehem Book Group is on Wednesday evening 19 July, at 6.30pm in Durning Library, Kennington, London.
We will be discussing the poetry of Mosab Abu Toha, published in Things You May Find Hidden in my Ear, (City Lights Books 2022)
Mosab Abu Toha was born in al-Shati refugee camp and his poetry draws on and reflects his life in Gaza, He is a graduate in English language teaching and literature and taught English at UNWRA schools in Gaza from 2016 until 2019.
In 2019 – 2020 he was Visiting Poet in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University;
“ Knittng poems from shards of glass, concrete, steel bars, isn’t easy.
Sometimes my hands bleed. My gloves get burnt every time.”