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At Damascus Gate on Good Friday

Agnes Meadows spent several months in Gaza teaching and leading workshops, culminating in this excellent collection of poems. There is no sensationalism in her work, just quiet observations about the everyday things that all of us take for granted yet which matter to people who have so little. Meadows’ adept turn of phrase and evocative imagery illustrate that hope can survive in the shadow of tragedy.

 

4.5/5
“Agnes Meadows is a champion of humanity: her powerful poems of witness on behalf of Palestinian people are gifts of listening, compassion, and eloquent care.” Naomi Shihab Nye Poet & former Guggenheim Fellow