Jeffery Brown's segment,
"Voices of Conflict," focused in on a perceptive
way to gauge the Arab-Israeli conflict. His choice
to highlight Arab and Israeli poets finds a way to
portray a common bond between two sides that have
been at war for ages. Although their poetry also serves
as a literary means to divide them, as does the separation
fence/wall along the borders of Israel and the West
Bank/Gaza, the poems explain the human suffering that
is universal.... I also wrote my senior thesis at
Claremont McKenna College on the great poets of the
Middle East and focused on Adonis, [Mahmoud] Darwish
and [Yehuda] Amichai, in addition to Brown's chosen
Alexandra Marin, Branchville, N.J.
NewsHour: Can you recommend other Israeli and Palestinian poets who were not profiled on the NewsHour?