Author and peace advocate David Grossman has become one of his Israel's leading writers exploring the toll that war and occupation have taken on both Israelis and Palestinians. Jeffrey Brown talks with Grossman about being a writer amid the conflict.
Suad Amiry, a Palestinian architect who is now an author, tries to rebuild her world with both physical structures and with words. This report is a continuation of a NewsHour series on writers in the Middle East.
Poets in the Arab world have historically been important cultural figures, and this tradition continues among Palestinians. In the second of his reports on Middle East poetry, Jeffrey Brown discusses poetry's role in Arab society with three leading Palestinian poets.
Poets played a major role voicing the hardships and joys during Israel's founding. Today, the poetry scene is more fractured, much like the land itself. Three prominent Israeli poets reflect on the situation. A follow-up piece will feature Palestinian poets.
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